SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

May 31, the invaders in the Crimea upheld the verdict of the "Court of first instance" in the case against Crimean Tatar Ismail Ramazanov, the human rights organization Crimean Solidarity reported on its Facebook page.

“The "judge" decided to leave the verdict of the first instance court unchanged," reads the message.

It should be noted that the lawyer claimed that Ismail Ramazanov's detention in the pre-trial center was unlawful and demanded to place the activist under house arrest.

Previously, the Kremlin-controlled Supreme Court of the Crimea extended the measure of restraint against Ismail Ramazanov until June 16.

Reference: Crimean Tatar Ismail Ramazanov was detained on January 23 after a search conducted in his house. The invaders accused him of disseminating information on the Internet that incites inter-ethnic discord and interreligious hatred. Security forces claimed that Ramazanov communicated in the Internet radio Zello, banned in Russia.

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