Petition for woman accused of treason arrives at Russian presidential administration - Peskov

A petition in support of Svetlana Davydova, a mother of seven accused of treason after calling the Ukrainian embassy about Russian troop movements, has been received by the Russian presidential administration and will be considered in due course, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told Interfax on Tuesday.

A petition in support of Svetlana Davydova, a mother of seven accused of treason after calling the Ukrainian embassy about Russian troop movements, has been received by the Russian presidential administration and will be considered in due course, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told Interfax on Tuesday.

"This petition has arrived and it will be considered," he said.

When asked whether or not the petition, which was signed by 40,000 people, could be addressed by the president personally, Peskov said: "It will be considered. There is an appropriate procedure for handling such petitions."

Davydova, a mother of seven from the town of Vyazma, was detained on suspicion of high treason on January 21 after calling the Ukrainian embassy about Russian troop movements in the spring of 2014.

On January 29, Moscow's Lefortovsky Court ordered that Davydova be remanded into custody until March 19, 2015. She faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.

Davydova has four children with Gorlov and they are also raising three children from a previous marriage.

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