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Ukrainian journalist Semena accused of extremism in annexed Crimea
14:59, 8 December 2016
Ukrainian journalist Semena accused of extremism in annexed Crimea

Journalist allegedly called for the undermining of the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation

14:59, 8 December 2016

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Journalist Mykola Semena is accused of extremism for allegedly undermining the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation in the annexed Crimea. His lawyer Emile Kurbedinov wrote this on Facebook.

"Mykola Semena was presented with charges in the final version and the number of pending motions of protection has been submitted", reads the message.

According to Kurbedinov, they will get acquainted with the criminal case materials to the present day. "It's about six volumes," said the lawyer.

Related: OSCE: Crimean ‘authorities’ should release Ukrainian reporter Semena

At the same time his second Lawyer Andriy Sabinin noted that he sent "three big requests", but an investigator, "said he refuses" to their satisfaction.

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Recall that Crimean management of the FSB in the spring of this year instituted against Semena the charges under Part. 2 Art. 280.1 of the Criminal Code (public calls for actions aimed at violation of the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation, committed with the use of the media or the Internet).

Related: Closed trial of "Crimean saboteurs" in Russia

The reason, as it turned out, was an article of the journalist under the title "The blockade - a necessary first step towards the liberation of Crimea."

"Author made statements calling for the holding the insulation measures, including military operations in respect of the peninsula and its inhabitants", said the prosecutor's office.

Related: Ukrainian mass media broadcasting in occupied Crimea will be stopped

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