SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

Ukrainian activist Natalya Kharchenko, the wife of the activist of the Ukrainian Cultural Center Andrei Vinogradov, had to leave the Crimea on Friday, June 20, 2017, because of the persecution by the Russian Federal Security Service FSB.

Natalia herself told the Crimean Human Rights Group that today in Simferopol, where the woman lived with parents and young children, FSB officers intend to initiate a criminal case against her.

The Crimean came to Kyiv with few belongings, temporarily leaving her children to her parents alone. Her husband was forced to leave the Crimea even earlier.

Reference: In early January, the security forces searched the house of Vinogradov and Kharchenko in the Crimea, and seized several computers.

Pre-investigation checks against Natalia Kharchenko are carried out under part 2 of Art. 280.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "Public calls for the actions aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation", which threatens her with the opening of criminal proceedings. According to lawyer Edem Semedlyaev, the FSB investigator has already collected two volumes of the "case."

Every month, FSB summoned Natalia for "interrogation", after which the woman had attacks of a chronic disease of the nervous system.

Andrei Vinogradov lost his job in the Crimea due to the persecution of the FSB, and a few weeks ago he was forced to move to the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, seeking to find a job and then to transport the family.

PHOTO: Facebook, Eden Semedlyaev

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