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Crimean Tatar detained in Russia for supporting Sentsov

He was detained for nine days
17:41, 4 June 2018

Asan Mumdzhi, a Crimean Tatar, was detained in Russia for holding a Ukrainian flag and a poster in the support of Oleg Sentsov, as Refat Chubarov, the  Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, wrote on his Facebook page.

“Asan Mumdzhi, a Crimean Tatar activist, who lives in St. Petersburg, was arrested again… Mumdzhi along with Olha Smirnova and Maria Kozhevatova were detained on June 2 near Petrograd court, where they were standing with the Ukrainian flag and a poster in the support of Oleg Sentsov,” Chubarov wrote.

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At the same time, as OVD-info reports, the Crimean Tatar was detained for nine days.

“The court found Mumdzhi guilty in groaning of an uncoordinated event. It was reported that the police drew up a protocol on the activist on disobedience to the police legal enactment, but it was not confirmed,” the message says.

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Earlier, Mumdzhi, Olha Smirnova and Maria Kozhevatova were detained on June 2 near Petrograd court, where they were standing with the Ukrainian flag and a poster in the support of Oleg Sentsov. Then, the court session on Vsevolod Nelayev from the Democratic Petersburg was about to be held.

Police released Smirnova without a protocol, Mumdzhi and Kozhevatova stayed in the police station for night. Later, Kozhevatova was detained for 15 days, she announced a hunger strike.

Related: Ukraine urges Austria to raise issue of Sentsov's release

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