SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

The Kyiv District Court of Simferopol, controlled by the invaders, extended the term of arrest to the Crimean Tatar blogger, civil journalist Nariman Memedeminov.

The public organization Crimean Solidarity informs, that Memedeminov will stay in the pre-trial detention center until October 15.

According to Memedeminov’s lawyer Edem Semedlyaev, during the trial the investigator failed to argue the need for an extension of the arrest, but only indicated that he planned to interrogate at least three witnesses and receive a stationary psychiatric evaluation.

The lawyer stated that the investigator had had four months to do this.

"I objected, since the interrogation of three witnesses takes only one day, and the investigator had four months for this. The psychiatric examination ended on June 26, and I think that he has already received evaluation long time ago. Familiarizing the defense with it also takes only one day,” Semedlyaev explained.

Judge Yanina Okhota at the hearing rejected most of the defense's motions.
Semedlyaev noted that the protection of a civil journalist intends to appeal the decision of the court.

Nariman Memedininov thanked his colleagues who publicly supported him.

“The task of every journalist, every media today is to establish contact with those who provide information about the actual events in the occupied Crimea. Namely, to report the truth about the persecution of journalists and public activists.”

Memedeminov noted that the Crimean issue should occupy a significant place in the media, in particular, the facts of human rights violations and the persecution of the Crimean Tatars on the illegally annexed peninsula.

QHA reported that May 22 the Kremlin-controlled court in the Crimea extended the term of arrest to Nariman Memedeminov until August 15 this year. Crimean Tatar's lawyer Edem Semedlyaev said that Memedeminov was sent to a psychiatric examination. He stressed that for this category of cases psychiatric examination is not mandatory, but practice shows that the occupiers carry out this humiliating procedure in all political cases against the Crimean Tatars.

Reference: FSB in the occupied Crimea opened a case against blogger Nariman Memedeminov. The Crimean Tatar is suspected of "public calls to carry out terrorist activities". The house of Nariman Memedinov in the village of Kholmovka in the Bakhchysarai district, was searched. Security forces then cordoned off not only the house of the activist, but the whole street, and after the search, they took Memedeminov to Simferopol.

Source: Krym. Realii

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