Kerch (QHA) -

The Kerch police have detained three people for the photo with the Ukrainian flag, reports Crimean Field Mission on Human Rights.

According to the mother of one of the detainees, on August, 24, at 7 am two guys and a girl, wishing to celebrate the Independence Day of Ukraine, decided to take a picture with the Ukrainian flag on the background of Mount Mithridates in the center of Kerch.

- When they were taking pictures with unfurled Ukrainian flag, police arrived and arrested them for the use of foul language. Having made up a protocol, the police took them to the courthouse, the woman said.

According to the detainees, the police informed them that the reason for the detention was the flag of Ukraine and T-shirt with a trident and pro-Ukrainian inscription.

Pursuant to the sentence, passed on the same day under Section 20.1 of the Administrative Code (public order violation), one of the men has been sentenced to 15 days jail term, the other two have been fined for RUB 1,000.

The case against the girl has been postponed since on August 24, one of the witnesses for the prosecution, having been warned about the responsibility for giving false testimony, said that she had not seen anything and she had been told about the incident.

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