SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

The judge of the so-called "Supreme Court of the Republic of Crimea" issued an acquittal to the 19-year-old Crimean Tatar Seitasan Asanov and dropped all charges against him, according to the human rights organization Crimean Solidarity.

During the trial, the prosecution witness did not appear at the court to testify.

The trial was held in an open session.

The 19-year-old Crimean Tatar was accused of allegedly "disobeying the police" at the actions to the Day of Remembrance of the Crimean Tatar Genocide Victims. Later, the "court" ruled to justify the Crimean Tatar due to the absence of the offense. The prosecution, in turn, filed an appeal against this decision of the "court".

Reference: Seitasan Asanov was detained in the evening on May 17 after the action of commemorating the victims of deportation of the Crimean Tatar people, held in Simferopol in the Crimean Tatars area of residence of the Ak Mechet. In total, about 20 people were detained. Later, some of the detainees were released, after samples of DNA and fingerprints were taken from them.

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