Court of annexed Crimea releases political prisoner Edem Bekirov from remand center

Source : 112 Ukraine

The restrictive measure was changed from the detention to the obligation to appear in the court
14:20, 27 August 2019

Edem Bekirov, the political prisoner
Eleonora Bekirova Facebook

The so-called court of annexed Crimea released Crimean Tatar activist Edem Bekirov from the remand center, as Crimean Solidarity organization reported on Facebook.

“The central district court of Simferopol ruled to change the restrictive measure for Edem Bekirov from the detention to obligation to appear in the court,” the message said.

On August 8, the judge of Supreme Court of Republic of Crimea controlled by Kremlin extended the term of detention of Edem Bekirov until October 11, 2019.

Related: Prosecutor in Bekirov's case suspected in state treason in Ukraine

As it was reported, Crimean Tatar activist Bekirov, who was illegally detained in the Simferopol pretrial detention center, was forced to testify against Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov, national leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev, and director of the ATR TV channel (Crimean Tatar media) Lenur Islyamov.

Bekirov is one of the Crimean Tatar civil activists in the village of Novo-Oleksiyivka (Kherson region). His wife Gulnara is a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People.

Related: Crimean Court fails to decide which court will consider Bekirov's case

He is accused under Part 2 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of weapons, their main parts, ammunition).

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