Pervomaisk "District Court" of the occupied Crimea sentenced a resident of Sevastopol Crimean Tatar Emil Minasov to 1 year and 3 months of the colony settlement for publication in Facebook.
Reportedly, Emil Minasov was found guilty under part 1 of Article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code (inciting hatred or enmity). According to the file of the case on the court's website, preliminary hearings were not conducted in the process, and the proceedings were essentially held in two sessions - on July 6 and 7.
According to the Kremlin-controlled FSB, the Crimean was charged with six episodes, dated March-October 2016, although only four episodes are listed on the site of the court. The special service did not specify what kind of publications Minasov is charged for.
In March and October last year, a number of posts with a protest against the annexation of the Crimea and the actions of Russian invaders appeared on the Facebook page of Emil Minasov.
In particular, on March 2, 2016 Minasov signed a petition on Change.org to the then head of the German Foreign Ministry Frank-Walter Steinmeier, drafted by the civil initiative "Let My People Go-Ukraine". In the document, the minister was asked to use his influence to release the persons involved in the "February 26 case", namely Akhtem Chiyhoz, Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermendzhi from the pretrial detention facility. Minasov placed the link to the petition on Facebook with his comment on the page of the document: "They are illegally kept in custody, and in general a total infringement of the indigenous people of Crimea - the Crimean Tatars – is observed!"
On March 11, 2016, the Crimean reposted the publication with quotations from an interview with the coordinator of the commodity and energy blockade of the Crimea, Lenur Islyamov, about the necessary measures to return the Crimea to Ukraine's sovereignty.
The source adds that Minasov did not file an appeal.