The Rada initiates sanctions against those who persecute Nariman Dzhelyalov in the occupied Crimea

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16:13, 23 November
The Rada initiates sanctions against those who persecute Nariman Dzhelyalov in the occupied Crimea
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The People's Deputies propose to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to approve and submit to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine proposals on the application of personal sanctions for three to five years to persons involved in violating the rights and freedoms of Crimean Tatar politician and activist Nariman Dzhelyalov in occupied Crimea.

The relevant draft resolution №6335 was registered in the Verkhovna Rada on Monday.

Sanctions, in particular, the blocking of assets, denial of visas and their abolition to residents of foreign countries, the application of other bans on entry into Ukraine, are proposed to apply to four Russian citizens: the head of the FSB in Crimea and Sevastopol Leonid Mikhailyuk, senior FSB investigator in Crimea and Sevastopol, Vitaly Vlasov, Russian-controlled judge of the Supreme Court of Crimea Vladimir Agin, and Russian prosecutor of the Simferopol district of Crimea Sergei Zaitsev.

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The draft resolution states that the grounds for imposing sanctions are "illegal criminal prosecution by Russian law enforcement agencies, illegal decision of a Russian court on detention, committing other illegal actions against a citizen of Ukraine Dzhelyalov".

What is known

  • On November 8, Nariman Dzhelyalov was charged again with smuggling an explosive device. On October 28, the activist's term in the pre-trial detention center was extended until January 23, 2022.
  • On September 3 and 4, five Crimean Tatars were detained in Simferopol and Yevpatoria - businessman Eldar Adamanov, brothers Aziz and Asan Akhtemov, Shevket Useinov, and deputy chairman of the Crimean Tatar People's Majlis Nariman Dzhelyalov on suspicion of blowing up a gas pipeline in the village.
  • On September 6, the occupation "court" arrested the detained Crimean Tatars.
  • On September 22, Nariman Dzhelyalov's charges were intensified, reclassifying him as a sabotage member of an organized group punishable by 12 to 20 years in prison. In addition, he is accused of illegal acquisition, transfer, storage of explosives in an organized group.