The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reacted to the illegal verdicts of the Russian court to the Crimean Tatars from Belogorsk
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has strongly protested against the decision of the Southern District Military Court of the Russian Federation on January 12 - the conviction of three Ukrainian citizens - Ayder Dzapparov, Enver, and Riza Omerov in the case of the Belogorsk group Hizb ut-Tahrir.
The press service reported this.
As stated in the statement in the Ministry, the pre-trial investigation and the trial took place with numerous procedural violations and in the conditions of ignoring the provided evidence of the defendants' non-involvement in the incriminated acts, which indicates the political motivation of the decision.
"These sentences are further proof of the use of the Russian judicial system, which has nothing to do with justice, to continue the policy of persecution of Crimean Tatars and suppression of any signs of dissent in occupied Crimea", - said Emine Dzheppar.
The Foreign Ministry demands that Russia overturn the court decision and immediately release Enver and Riza Omerov, Ayder Dzapparov, and all illegally detained Ukrainian citizens.
What is known
- A Russian court has found Crimean Tatars from Belogorsk guilty in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case.
- On the night of January 12, about 120 Crimean Tatars were illegally detained by the occupiers at the entrance to the Kerch Bridge for about 9 hours without hot drinks, food. Crimean Tatars went to Rostov-on-Don to hear the verdict to the participants of the Belogorsk group in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case.