At the session of North Caucasus Military Court, Russian prosecutor asked six years in ordinary regime colony for Crimean Tatar journalist Nariman Memedeminov accused by Russian special services in supposedly public urges for terrorism as Krym.Realii reported.
Memedeminov stated during the trial that Russian should refuse from “the template prosecutorial formulations and stop imprison people because someone saw something”.
“In the end, they asked six years in jail for me. The result (indictment), I suppose, will be unduly expected. But we will hear it later. Firstly, during the debates, we will express everything we want to. Society hears us and it is the most important. This state has to step back from the template prosecutorial formulations and forget the Soviet Union. It has ended for a long time ago. Stop imprisons people because someone saw something,” Memedeminov said.
The next session during which the debates are planned and Memedeminov will speak is planned on September 30.
On March 22, 2018, Russian FSB officers searched the house of Crimean Tatar blogger Nariman Memedinov in the village of Kholmovka in the Bakhchysarai district. Relatives of Nariman said that the search was conducted in a rather crude form. Not only Memedinovs' house was surrounded, but the whole street. After this, the law enforcers took Nariman to Simferopol.
In Ukraine, he is considered one of the many Crimean Tatar held by Russia forcefully as political prisoners.