In Sevastopol a man was sent to the colony for a publication in social networks

Дата: 19 July 2017
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In the occupied Crimea, a resident of Sevastopol Emil Minasov was sentenced to imprisonment of a term of 1 year and 3 months. He was sentenced under an article on extremism for publication in social networks in support of the Crimean Tatar rights.

As reported by the Crimean pro-governmental resource Crimeainform referring to the press-service of the Russian FSB Directorate in Crimea and Sevastopol.

By the verdict of the Russian-controlled Pervomayskiy District Court, Emil Minasov was found guilty of the charges brought against him and is sentenced to 1 year and 3 months of imprisonment in the penal colony settlement.

According to the FSB, from March to October 2016 Emil Minasov supposedly “has been repeatedly spreading materials of an extremist nature in social networks”. The Russian law enforcement agency has not specified the publications concerned.

Crimean pro-governmental resource Crimeainform states that they have found remarks about the oppression of the Crimean Tatar people and the quotes from the organizer of blockades of Crimea, the owner of the Crimean Tatar ATR Media Holding Lenur Islamov on Minasov’s Facebook page.

It is reported that Russian investigators have opened and investigated six criminal cases on the basis of a crime under Article 282 part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Incitement of hatred or enmity, as well as abasement of human dignity’). The court’s verdict came into force.

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