Journalist Semena returns to Ukraine after detention in Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The journalist left the Russia-annexed peninsula and moved to the territory controlled by Ukraine for treatment
17:29, 18 February 2020

Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena in the territory controlled by Ukraine
Lyudmyla Denisova Facebook

Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena, sentenced in annexed Crimea for ‘support of terrorism’, returned to Ukraine, as Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova reported on Facebook.

On February 18, Semena left Crimea and moved to the territory controlled by Ukraine for treatment.

“Mykola Semena, the Crimean journalist who was illegally convicted by occupation authorities on September 22, 2017, finally got to the territory controlled by Ukraine. He is safe and is heading off to Kyiv,” Denisova wrote.

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As it was reported earlier, Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena was accused of extremism for allegedly undermining the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation in annexed Crimea. 

The United States called on Russia to cancel the verdict for the Ukrainian journalist convicted in Crimea. The State Department also reiterated its position that "Crimea remains an integral part of Ukraine, and the United States remains steadfast in its support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine."



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