Crimean Prosecutor's Office and investigators of the National Police of Ukraine issued a notice of suspicion to a judge of Zaliznychny disctrict court of Simferopol charging him with the illegal conviction of a Ukrainian journalist. The press service of Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reported this.
“The judge implementing the policy of occupant state aimed at persecuting pro-Ukrainian population in Crimea in February-September 2017 during the war considered a criminal case against a Ukrainian journalist in violation of the Convention on the Protection of Civilians. In the case, the criminal and criminal procedural legislation of Russia was illegally used on the territory of the occupied Crimean peninsula,” the Prosecutor's Office reported.
Crimean Deputy Prosecutor Ihor Ponochovny noted that the policy of persecution of the Ukrainian population in Crimea, launched by the Russian Federation since 2014, aims at “destroying” any manifestations of Ukrainian identity on the peninsula.
“Wrongful sentences against Crimeans who openly stand against the occupation are additional proof of this. However, every occupation official should remember that disregard for international humanitarian law governing the rules and customs of war is a war crime, which does not have a limitation period,” the deputy added.
As it was reported earlier, the permanent envoy of President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korinevych said Ukraine was doing the right thing that it chose not to supply water to the annexed Crimea and there wouold be no changes on this issue.