Nine activists in occupied Crimea fined by Kremlin controlled court

The FSB announced the suppression of the Bakhchsarai cell activities of a banned in Russia organization
19:12, 12 October 2017

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In Bakhchisarai, Crimea, the court controlled by the Kremlin defined administrative fines in the amount of 10 to 20 thousand rubles (4,5-9 thousand UAH) to nine activists, who were detained by Russian law enforcers during searches in Crimean Tatars' homes. This information Crimea. Reality received from the coordinator of the association "Crimean solidarity" Dilyaver Memetov.

All nine activists were charged with "a simultaneous mass stay in a public place, which resulted in violation of public order."

As reported, October 11 in Bakhchisaray in several houses of Crimean Tatars, Russian security forces conducted searches. The detained Crimean Tatars were accused of membership in the organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is considered terrorist in Russia.

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We recall, on April 26, the Supreme Court of the annexed Crimea recognized the public association of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people as an extremist organization and banned its activities on the territory of Russia. The head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov is convinced that the international community, including the UN, will soon react to the ban on activities of the Mejlis in the Crimea annexed by Russia.

On April 18, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation introduced the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people to the list of public and religious associations which work was  suspended due to their extremist activities.

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