“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.
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.