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The Kremlin-controlled “Supreme Court”  rejected the appeal of the defence of Usein Useinov, a participant of one person pickets in support of Crimean Tatars in Crimea, according to the public organization Crimean Solidarity and its publication on Facebook.  

 “The court upheld the first-instance court's decision on a 10,000 fine,” the report said.

Before this, the court upheld the verdict against Dilyaver Yunusov.

Reference: On 14th of October 2017 a series of one person pickets against the reprisals of security forces against Crimean Tatars, Muslims took place in Crimea. Later, the participants of these pickets were fined by the Russian courts. Administrative protocols were drawn up against the picketers over violating the established procedure for picketing (Part 5 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia). Later, court hearings were held in Simferopol, Dzhankoy, Alushta, Sudak, as well as  Sovietsky, Kirov, Belogorsky and Krasnogvardeysky districts. The main evidence of the prosecution was the examination of the expert center under the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Crimea, according to which “pickets are connected by unity of purpose, idea and common organization”.

After that the Crimean Marathon started which is about fund-raising for Crimean Tatar activists who cannot pay their fines for participating in one person pickets.  

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