Russian Court Sentences Another Crimean Tatar Activist
1 March, 2018

A local court in Russia-occupied Crimea has sentenced Crimean Tatar activist Suleyman Kadyrov to two years suspended imprisonment, according to members of the civic initiative Crimean Solidarity, who attended the trial. 

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Kadyrov is also banned from taking part in public activities for two years, which includes prohibition of using social media.  

It was previously reported that Russian security officers considered one of Kadyrov’s Facebook posts to be evidence of “separatism” and “a call to violate Russian territorial integrity” under article 280.1 of the criminal code. The post in question read: “Crimea is Ukraine. It always was, is and will be.”

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