On Monday, December 18, 2017 in the annexed Crimea, the occupation "courts" held a number of meetings on administrative cases against the Crimean Tatars.
65 activists were fined for participation in one-person pickets which took place on October 14, 2017 in protest against the repression of Russian law enforcement officers against Crimean Tatars. The amount of fines is mainly 10 thousand rubles (about 170 USD), in some cases - 15 thousand rubles (about 255 USD).
"Trials" of participants in one-person pickets in the Crimea were held in the cities of Belogorsk, Sudak, Alushta, Simferopol, Dzhankoy, as well as in the Sovetsky, Simferopol and Krasnogvardeysky districts.
According to the public organization Crimean Solidarity, 65 meetings were held and the “courts” filed indictments against all the persons involved in administrative cases and fined them from 10,000 to 15,000 rubles.
5 people were fined 15,000 rubles.
60 people are fined 10,000 rubles.
10 meetings were postponed to other dates, namely:
7 meetings on 19.12.2017 (Dzhankoy, Simferopol);
2 meetings on 21.12.2017 (Belogorsk);
1 meeting on December 26, 2017 (Simferopol);
5 administrative protocols in the city of Feodosia were returned with the suggestion for revision to the police.
The final amount of fines imposed on Crimean Tatars throughout the Crimea for participation in one-person pickets as of 23.00 pm on December 18, 2017 was 675,000 rubles (about 11.500 UDS).
Still, 15 more court hearings lie ahead.
All activists were charged under part 5 of Art. 20.2 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation (Violation of the established procedure for holding a meeting, rally, demonstration, procession or picketing by a participant in a public event)
QHA reported that on December 18, the so-called "Judgment day" took place in the Crimea, the day on which 70 court sessions were scheduled against Crimean Tatars, who came out with one-person pickets throughout the peninsula, protesting against the persecution of Muslims in the Crimea.
In some courts, only 15 minutes were given for consideration of each administrative case.
Reference: October 14 a minimum of 34 people was arrested for participation in single pickets in the Crimea. In total, more than 100 people took part in the protest actions in the occupied peninsula. People went for single pickets in Simferopol, Dzhankoy, Gvardeysk, Belogorsk and other cities of the occupied peninsula.
All detentions were held in violation of the Russian legislation in force on the annexed peninsula.
Later, people massively received protocols, accusing them of violating the rules of holding public events. One-person pickets in protocols are called unauthorized mass action.
Reportedly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine associated the actions of Russian invaders in the Crimea with the upcoming voting in the UN.