Occupied Crimea court asks nine years in jail for Mejlis Head Chubarov

Source : 112 Ukraine

Refat Chubarov is tried in absentia and he is accused of mass unrest near the Crimean parliamentary in 2014
17:11, 24 May 2021

Refat Chubarov
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The prosecution of occupied Crimea has asked nine years of imprisonment for Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov during the court session. He is accused of mass unrest near the Crimean parliamentary in 2014 as Krym.Realii reported.

“I ask to appoint the punishment in the form of nine years of imprisonment in the general regime penal colony. The term of punishment should be counted from his extradition to the territory of the Russian Federation,” the message said.

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Besides, mass media reported that the state prosecutor stated at the court that “the guilt of Chubarov is completely proved by the testimony of affected, witnesses and other evidence in the case”.

In March 2020, the Investigative Committee of Russia opened the criminal case against Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov. The Investigative Committee accuses Chubarov of ‘the organization of mass unrest near the building of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea’.

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Refat Chubarov is chairman of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people, ex-MP of Ukraine.

On July 5, 2014, Chubarov was returning to the peninsula from the external meeting of Mejlis in the Kherson region. However, the Russian law enforcers banned him from the entrance to Crimea for five years. At the administrative border with the peninsula, Chubarov was met by then Russian Prosecutor of Crimea Natalya Poklonska. She read out the warning “about the inadmissibility of extremist activity” and after that, the Russian border guards handed the Head of Mejlis the notification on entrance ban to the territory of Russia for five years. Since that time, Chubarov did not make attempts to enter Crimea.

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