Trial starts for three Crimean Tatar activists

Hearing by Russian authorities in cases of three Crimea Tatars to start today in Crimea

Trial starts for three Crimean Tatar activists

World Bulletin / News Desk

A trial for three Crimean Tatar activists - Edem Osmanov, Tair Smedlyaev and Ali Asanov - will start in Crimea Wednesday, Head of Secretariat of Crimean Tatar Mejlis Zair Smedlyaev notified on his social media page. 

According to him, Osmanov and Smedlyaev are going to be tried by Armyansk city court on "May 3" case, when Crimean Tatars crossed Crimea's border to meet their  national leader Mustafa Dzhemilev. 

Meanwhile, Asanov will stand before the Simferopol/Aqmescit city court for participating in protests against Russian occupation of Crimea on February 26, 2014. 

To recall, Smedlayev has been in detention for almost a year now, he was first arrested in October 2014. Whereas Smedlyaev and Asanov were taken in by Russian occupation authorities in winter-spring 2015. 

 

 

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