Rustam Emiruseinov judged to 17 years of imprisonment with the first 2 years of imprisonment, the rest is in a strict-regime colony;
Arsen Abkhairov judged to13 years with the first 2 years in prison;
Eskender Abdulganiev judged to 12 years with serving the first 2 years in prison.
Crimean Tatar Movement activists had been held in SIZO since February 2019, having been subjected to political persecution on alleged charges, simply because they had been practising the religion of their people and had participated in public actions in support of the families of other political prisoners. At the final session, the accused Crimean Tatars were wearing t-shirts with the inscriptions «1944 – appointed in traitors», «2016 – appointed in terrorists» and «Study of religion – NOT terrorism».
“Actions of the Russian authorities to persecute our citizens and imprisonment of Rustem Emiruseinov, Arsen Abkhairov and Eskender Abdulganiyev are war crimes, and every member of the Russian government and occupation administration will eventually incur personal criminal responsibility for this crime. Today, Ukraine is doing its utmost to document thoroughly and investigate these facts. The entire world should be made aware of the systematic and massive violations of human rights and the violation of the rights of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people in the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimean peninsula
While we are fighting for the freedom of the hundreds of hostages held by the Kremlin, it is very important that we ensure that they and their families receive systemic legal, social and psychological support from the State. The Mission, in partnership with the Ministry for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories and human rights organizations, has drafted a relevant law and is working towards its further adoption”, – comments to the sentence of the Deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea Tamila Tasheva”.
Several hundred Crimeans went from the peninsula to Rostov-on-Don to support the political prisoners, but only one van with relatives was released from the territory of temporarily occupied Crimea.Others were detained by the military police and had to return to Simferopol, where the so-called “Crimean Garrison Court” organized a conference with the Rostov court.
Near the Crimean Garrison Court building, people had also gathered to support political prisoners, their relatives and they held portraits of the accused Crimean Tatars and were wearing T-shirts with their images.
At the building of the court in Simferopol the so-called “police” detained Temerianov Vilen Faridovich, Ziadinov Abliamit Suleymanovych the reporters of «Crimean solidarity» and the publication of Grani.ru and Bekirov Erfan Seyranovych, the resident of Belogirsk district of Crimea.