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Crimean Tatar journalist to appeal to ECHR due to criminal case against opened against her by occupants

She considers the criminal case to be politically motivated
13:36, 5 August 2019

Gulsum Halilova, the Crimean Tatar journalist
Crimea. Reality

Crimean Tatar journalist Gulsum Halilova will appeal the criminal case opened against her in annexed Crimea in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) as Krym.Realii reported.

“Of course, Emil Kurbedinov (the lawyer of Gulsum Halilova) will deal with this case; we will file an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights,” Halilova said.

She emphasized that she considers the criminal case to be politically motivated.

“It is necessary to announce that the Crimean Tatars participate in some formations of bands, it is necessary to falsify more criminal cases against indigenous people of Crimea, who show their civilian pro-Ukrainian position. I did not enter any battalions, I worked as a field reporter,” Halilova added.

Related: Hizb ut-Tahrir case: Five Crimean Tatars got prison terms extended until November 5

Gulsum Halilova is a presented of the Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR. She was forced to leave Crimea and come to mainland part of Ukraine. The court of annexed crime arrested Halilova in absentia.

Earlier, the North Caucasus district military court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced four Crimean Tatars to 7 and 5 years in prison for having links with a terrorist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir.

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