Crimean court lightens sentence to journalist Mykola Semena

Source : 112 Ukraine

The term of the ban on engaging in public activities for the journalist was reduced from three to two years
17:25, 18 December 2017

The Supreme Court of Crimea annexed by Russia lightened the sentence for Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena in part of the additional punishment: it reduced the ban on public activities from three years to two years. This was reported in Facebook by the correspondent of Radio Liberty Anton Naumlyuk. 

"The sentence to journalist Mykola Semena was upheld, with reduction to the ban on public activities from three to two years," the journalist wrote.    

As it was reported earlier the Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena is accused of extremism for allegedly undermining the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation in the annexed Crimea. 

Related: Ukrainian MFA demands to set free Sushchenko and Semena in tribute to Journalist Day

The United States called on Russia to cancel the verdict for a Ukrainian journalist, Mykola Semena convicted in Crimea. The State Department also reiterated its position that "Crimea remains an integral part of Ukraine, and the United States remains steadfast in its support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine."

Related: Trial of journalist Semena in Crimea postponed to June 5

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