Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/ukraine-complains-russia-savchenko-detention/25458269.html

Savchenko has already been ordered held pending trial until at least August 30. Her case is similar to that of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was arrested in Crimea in May and transferred to a Russian prison and will remain in pretrial detention through at least October 11.


It means that Savchenko will be detained (in prison) until it is decided whether or not she will stand trial.

  • Yup. Same thing as "will remain in pretrial detention" in the last line. Jul 15 '14 at 19:40
  • @StoneyB: I glossed over that part--derp.
    – Obfuskater
    Jul 16 '14 at 0:48
  • Technically it means "will be held UNTIL trial" though occasionally such people are released without a formal trial taking place. Often it is a euphemism for someone being detained without any hope of a proper trial. (Depends on the context.) Mar 25 '20 at 9:56

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.