“Court” in Crimea left civil journalist Nariman Memedeminov in custody.Appeal on the "judicial" decision was considered more than three months after its filing
“The Supreme Court” of Crimea left the Crimean Tatar civil journalist Nariman Memedeminov under arrest, the public organization Crimean Solidarity reported.
According to the information available, Memedeminov took part in the court session via video link from the remand prison.
On October 11, 2018, the arrest of the journalist was extended for two months, and then until February 18, 2019.
According to the Krym.Realii publication, Memedeminov’s lawyer, Edem Semedlyaev, informed that the court considered the appeal against the “judicial” decision of October only on January 11, more than three months after its submission.
If the “Supreme Court” canceled the October resolution of the Kiev District Court, the subsequent extension of arrest would be illegal.
It should be noted that the defense asked the court to change the measure of restraint to the journalist for house arrest.
On March 22, 2018, the house of Nariman Memedeminov in the village of Kholmovka, Bakhchysarai district was searched, and soon he was detained.
Later, the FSB opened a case against Memedeminov, accusing him of publicly calling for terrorist activities using the Internet.
According to lawyer Emil Kurbedinov, Memedeminov is a civil journalist and actively participated in the dissemination of information about human rights violations in the Crimea, for which he is persecuted.