Russian court sentences four Crimean Tatars to 56 years behind bars in total, - Ukraine's ombudswoman

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine urges foreign human rights watchers and diplomats to make Russia stop illegal and groundless detentions
13:55, 29 October 2021

Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova
Lyudmyla Denisova Facebook

Southern district military court in Rostov-on-Don (Russia) sentenced the participants of the so-called third Bakhchisarai group to various prison terms - from 12 to 17 years behind the bars. The four men, Crimean Tatars faced 56 years in total. Lyudmyla Denisova, the ombudsman reported that on her Facebook page.

"Russian prosecutors saw to it that the illegal detention of Crimean Tatars are illegally detained for the crime they did not commit. Our compatriots faced long prison terms in the high-security penal colony: 12 years for Seitumer Seitumerov, 14 for Osman Seitumerov, 13 for Rustem Seitmemetov, and 12 for Amet Suleymanov", Denisova wrote.

All four were charged with "organization and participation in a terrorist organization".

Related: Russian FSB accuses Majlis of Crimean Tatars of preparing protests in occupied Crimea

"Conducting rigged trials against Crimean Tatars and other illegally detained Ukrainians, Russia, as the occupant state breaches the norm of international law, the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and the General Declaration of Human Rights", Denisova wrote.


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