Crimean Tatar journalist Memedeminov sentenced to two and a half years in prison. Rostov court also banned him from administering sites for two years

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Марина ПищулинаQHA media
02 October 2019, 11:24
Марина ПищулинаQHA media
02 October 2019, 11:24

The North Caucasian District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, has imprisoned Nariman Medemininov, Crimean Tatar journalist and Crimean Solidarity activist, for two and a half years, according to the information on the public page Graty.

Nariman Medemininov will serve his sentence in a colony settlement.

The court found him guilty of public calls for terrorist activities and, in addition to a sentence of imprisonment, banned Medemininov from administering websites for two years.

Judge Igor Kostin announced the verdict, A. Aydinov, who on September 27, demanded a six-year sentence to Medeminov, was the prosecutor in the case against the Crimean Tatar journalist. The interests of the journalist were represented by lawyer Edem Semedlyaev.

Российский суд приговорил крымскотатарского активиста Наримана Мемедеминова к двум с половиной годам заключенияЮжный...

Опубліковано Ґрати Середа, 2 жовтня 2019 р.

In order to support their compatriot, several Crimean Tatars arrived in Rostov.

Yesterday, October 1, Memedeminov made his final statement in court, in which he exposed the Russian judicial system and the repressive apparatus. Also on October 1, an action in his supportwas held in Kyiv. Friends, acquaintances and colleagues of the Crimean Tatar citizen journalist took part in the rally on Independence Square.

On March 22, 2018, a search was carried out in the house of Nariman Memedeminov in the village of Kholmovka in the Bakhchysaray district, and he was soon detained. Later, the FSB opened a case against Memedeminov, accusing him of publicly calling for terrorist activities using the Internet.  

Memedeminov himself does not admit his guilt and believes that the Russian authorities are persecuting him in connection with human rights and journalistic activities in the public organization Crimean Solidarity.