Court in occupied Simferopol rejects appeal of activist accused of extremism

Дата: 01 November 2016
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Russian-controlled court in Simferopol has rejected the appeal of activist Oleksiy Shestakovych in the case of “spread of extremist materials.”

Shestakovych wrote about this on his Facebook page.

Today, the court has considered the appeal in the case of ‘spread of extremist materials’. The judge did not hear that the video was released in 2010 (though recognized as extremist in 2013) and was viewed 11 times. The ruling of the Zaliznychny District Court of Simferopol was upheld,” Shestakovych wrote.

September 20, the Russian-controlled court in the annexed Crimea ruled activist Oleksiy Shestakovych should be fined one thousand rubles for extremist post released in Vkontakte social network, supposedly in 2010.

October 27, the court found Shestakovych guilty under Article 6.9 of the Administrative Code of Russia on taking narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances without a prescription. According to the activist, the pressure is put on him due to political activity, and “the last proceeding was initiated to damage the reputation.”

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