U.S Embassy expressed their concerns due to the decision of the controlled by Russia Crimean court to extend the arrest of the Crimean Tatar activist Edem Bekirov and due to the verdict to Ukrainian Kostiantyn Davydenko. The press service of the U.S diplomatic establishment in Ukraine reports this on Twitter.
“We are deeply concerned by yesterday’s reported court decisions in Crimea to extend the arrest of Edem Bekirov and to sentence Kostiantyn Davydenko to 10.5 years in prison. Russia should release all Ukrainian political prisoners immediately,” the report said.
The so-called Kyiv District Court in annexed Crimea has extended the arrest of Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov for two months. He is accused of the illegal storage of the munitions and explosives. Bekirov will stay under arrest until June 12.
The court of annexed Crimea sentenced Ukrainian Kostyantyn Davydenko to 10.5 years of imprisonment in correctional labor colony.
Judge Andry Paliy delivered the verdict on June 6. A day before, the prosecutor insisted on 12 years in the colony.
Davydenko is accused of the espionage in the favor of Ukraine: a gathering of evidence, which make the state treason, to pass it to the foreign state.