When the verdict was announced to Crimean Tatar activist Suleiman Kadyrov, a lot of Crimean Tatars gathered outside the building of the "court" in Feodosia, who came to support their compatriot, the Crimean Solidarity organization reported.

Among them are attorney Zair Smedlya, public activist Server Karametov and many others.

After the announcement of the verdict, Kadyrov said that the verdict was expected.

“Russian justice has always been dependent on the special services, and today's verdict is a proof. They formally hang criminal cases not only on me, but on other political prisoners," he said and read out his sentence.

QHA reported that  the "court" of the invaders in the Crimea delivered the verdict against Kadyrov, who was sentenced to 2 years on probation, and banned for two years to carry out any social activities, including in social networks.

Reference: Kadyrov was accused of violating part 2 of Article 280.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - "Public calls for the implementation of actions aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation." Most defendants under Article 280.1 are charged with part two: they are tried for posts or reposts in social networks. Kadyrov was no exception.

According to the prosecution, in March 2016, Kadyrov reposted a video from a user Demian Demyanchenko, who introduced himself as a Crimean Tatar from Simferopol and announced the creation of a battalion "Crimea" to release uncontrollable parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.

A few months later, Kadyrov's comment appeared under the post with the words: "I support, Crimea was, is and will be Ukraine". The charge is based on the "expertise" conducted by the FSB, who argue that Kadyrov's comment calls for a violation of Russia's territorial integrity.

On October 5, 2016, a search was conducted in the house of Kadyrov. Later, a criminal case was initiated against him on charges of "separatism.