MOSCOW (QHA) -

Lawyer of Hayser Jemilev Nikolai Polozov filed a petition to the court of the Soviet district of Astrakhan city for conditional release of his defendant, according to the lawyer’s Twitter account.

“I have filed a petition for parole in the interests of Hayser Jemilev,” he wrote.

As QHA reported earlier, the Russian lawyer issued a formal document, which indicated that Hayser Jemilev was recognized a citizen of Ukraine, as "Russian citizens are considered to be persons residing in the territory of the Republic of Crimea" on the date of annexation of the peninsula. However, Hayser did not live on the territory of the peninsula at the time of annexation.

Just a reminder: The jury found it proven that Hayser Jemilev accidentally shot with a gun the family’s friend Fevzi Edemov in the yard of his house in the Crimean city of Bakhchisaray on May 2013. The prosecution insisted it was a premeditated murder. The Krasnodar regional court sentenced Hayser Jemilev Jemilev to five years' imprisonment for causing death by negligence.

Subsequently, the Russia’s Supreme Court reduced the sentence to three and a half years, substantiating a decision saying Hayser Jemilev’s statute of limitations under the Section "causing death by negligence" has expired. 

The process attracted the attention of public since the father of the accused headed for a long time the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people - the National self-government of about 260 thousand Crimean Tatars. 

Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Mustafa Jemilev was been banned entry into the Republic of Crimea for five years since the authorities accused him of inciting ethnic hatred. 

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