SAINT-PETERSBURG (QHA) -

May 4, the Petrogradsky District Court of St. Petersburg sentenced Crimean Tatar activist Asan Mumdzhi to 7 days of imprisonment for participating in a protest against Putin's regime and supporting Crimean Tatar political prisoners, the Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov informed on his Facebook page.

“The Petrogradsky District Court of St. Petersburg sentenced the Crimean Tatar activist Asan Mumdzhi to7 days of imprisonment. The formal reason is the use of the flags of foreign states at the procession on May 1, 2018. At the same time, it is obvious to everyone that the real reason for the arrest is that Asan Mumdzhi, along with other few activists of St. Petersburg, is constantly involved in actions against Putin's regime and in support of Crimean Tatar political prisoners,” he wrote.

It is worth noting that since November 18, 2016, monthly indefinite actions "Strategy-18" in support of the Crimean Tatars have been held in the format of single pickets in St. Petersburg.

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