The occupation court arrested activists who supported Edem Dudakov

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16:44, 21 February
The occupation court arrested activists who supported Edem Dudakov
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The occupying Bakhchisaray District Court arrested ten of the fifteen Crimean Tatar activists who came to a public hearing in the Dudakov case. Five elderly listeners were fined from 10 to 12 thousand rubles (about four thousand UAH).

Crimean Solidarity reports.

The occupation court ruled administrative arrests based on the protocols drawn up under parts 1 and 4 of Article 20.2.2. of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation "Organization of mass simultaneous gathering and (or) movement of citizens in public places, which caused a violation of public order".

In their turn, the activists said that the "law enforcement officers" read out the decree to them on the street, the people listened and stood at a sufficient social distance, but the “operatives” escorted them to a police bus. The detainees were taken to the Bakhchisaray police department for drawing up administrative protocols.

"We don't know why they detained us. We were standing at a distance of one and a half meters from each other", - one of the activists said.

Among them were elderly Crimean Tatar public figures, correspondent and citizen journalist of Crimean Solidarity Aziz Azizov, mother of political prisoner Seyran Saliyev - Zodiye Salieva, and other Crimean Solidarity activists.

Dzheppar Muzaffarov was arrested for five days.

Aziz Azizov, Reshat Seidametov, Nariman Seitaliev, Kyazim Useinov were arrested for seven days.

Eleanor Izmailov and Memet Lumanov were arrested for ten days.

Elderly activists received fines.

"It was another act of intimidation for those who come to court", - lawyer Emil Kurbedinov said.

What is known

  • Activists in Bakhchisaray report that on February 17, the occupiers searched the house of the Crimean Tatar people's delegate Kurultay, Edem Dudakov. Lawyer Edem Semedlyaev said that the activist was taken to the occupation police department of Bakhchisaray. He has been accused of inciting ethnic hatred. Lawyers were not allowed to see the man for a long time during the search.  Lawyers wrote complaints to the "prosecutor's office" about this.
  • On February 18, Crimean public activist Edem Dudakov was arrested for ten days under an administrative report on incitement to hatred for a comment on Facebook in 2017.
  • The prosecutor's office considers it a "long-term crime." According to Dudakov, it was an emotional text that criticized certain things. The expert took the words out of context.
  • Dozens of Crimean Tatars, who came to hear the court's decision, were detained on the street near the "court" building.
  • The Plenipotentiary of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Lyudmila Denisova commented on the search of the Crimean Tatar people's delegate Kurultay Edem Dudakov.
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine protested against the unjustified detention of the Kurultay delegate of the Crimean Tatar people, a member of the Kurultay Audit Commission Edem Dudakov.

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