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Crimean court extends detention period for Crimean Tatar blogger again

The activist is taken into custody because he can escape to Ukraine
22:49, 13 February 2019

 

Nariman Memedeminov
investigator.org.ua

The so-called ‘District Court of Kyiv’ of annexed Crimea extended imprisonment of the Crimean Tatar blogger Nariman Memedeminov till March, 16. Crimean Solidarity, the human rights watchers' organization reports this on Facebook.

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“The Court returned from the council chamber and declared the verdict: to extend the preventive measure till March 16, 2019”, the report said.

It was an open hearing. According to the prosecutor, Nariman Memedeminov is charged with “severe crime”, he was spreading the information about an international pan-Islamist political organization “Hizb ut-Tahrir” and he could escape to Ukraine.

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At the same time, Memedeminov outlines that he could not escape to Ukraine, as both of his passports are in the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.

As we reported earlier, Crimean Tatar blogger Nariman Memedeminov has been moved from the ordinary cell to that with an increased security level. He still remains at the remand center in Simferopol in the occupied Crimea.

Crimean Tatar blogger Nariman Memedeminov has been moved from the ordinary cell to that with an increased security level. He still remains at the remand center in Simferopol in the occupied Crimea.

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