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Russian court sentences Crimean Tatar journalist Memedeminov to 2.5 years in prison

The Russian prosecutor asked for six years of a general regime colony for Nariman Memedeminov
14:42, 2 October 2019

Nariman Memedeminov
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Russia's Rostov-on-Don court sentenced Crimean Tatar journalist Nariman Memedeminov who was accused of public calls for terrorism. The court sentenced him to 2 years and 6 months of imprisonment. Crimea.Realities agency reported this.

As it was reported earlier, Russian prosecutor asked for six years of a general regime colony for Nariman Memedeminov.

Memedeminov stated during the trial that Russian should refuse from “the template prosecutorial formulations and stop imprison people because someone saw something”.

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On March 22, 2018, Russian FSB officers searched the house of Crimean Tatar blogger Nariman Memedinov in the village of Kholmovka in the Bakhchysarai district. Relatives of Nariman said that the search was conducted in a rather crude form. Not only Memedinovs' house was surrounded, but the whole street. After this, the law enforcers took Nariman to Simferopol.

In Ukraine, Memedeminov is considered one of the many Crimean Tatar held by Russia forcefully as political prisoners.

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