Soviet District Court of the Crimea, controlled by the occupation authorities, rejected the appeal and upheld the penalty for the Crimean activist Rustem Mennanov for his post in the social network, in which the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people was mentioned, according to Mennanov’s defender Fevzi Karakash, as cited by CrimeaSOS.
“The court did not take into account the arguments, considered that this publication disseminates information about the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people. We pointed out that on April 19 the International Court in the Hague ordered the Russian Federation to restore the activities of the Mejlis in the territory of the Crimea, and they simply do not take into account the decision of the International Court of Justice.”
According to the lawyer, in the future Rustem Mennanov intends to file a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights.
Earlier, the Crimean "court" fined Crimean activist Rustem Mennanov 2,000 rubles for his post in the social network, in which he mentioned the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and congratulated the leader of his people Mustafa Dzhemilev on his birthday.
The activist was accused of administrative offense under Part 2 of Article 13.15 of the Administrative Offenses Code of Russia - "Abuse of the freedom of mass information".