Crimean court arrests Mustafa Dzhemilev in absentia

Crimean court arrests Mustafa Dzhemilev in absentia

On January 20, the Kyivsky District Court in occupied Simferopol ruled to arrest in absentia leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev.

 This was reported by lawyer Dzhemil Temishev on Facebook.

"The investigator and the prosecutor, justifying their request, said that a criminal case had been initiated against Dzhemilev under three articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, and he was hiding from the investigation and trial, able to put pressure on witnesses, destroy evidence," Temishev posted.

The lawyer added that Dzhemilev had been put on the federal wanted list.


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