Blogger Nariman Memedeminov released

Blogger Nariman Memedeminov released

Nariman Memedeminov, political prisoner and media coordinator of the Crimean Solidarity initiative, has been released.

“Nariman Memedeminov, citizen journalist and media coordinator of the Crimean Solidarity, sentenced to 2.5 years, served his sentence and has been released,” the Crimean Solidarity posted on Facebook.

A Crimean Solidarity correspondent left for Rostov region together with lawyers Emil Kurbedinov and Edem Semedliayev. Consul General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don Taras Malyshevsky and Consul Yuri Dovhulia also arrived to welcome already former political prisoner.

Nariman Memedeminov, who was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on charges of public calls for terrorism, stayed in the penal colony settlement No. 8 in the village of Sadkovsky, Rostov region, Russia.

On March 22, 2018, security officers searched Memedeminov’s house in the village of Kholmovka, Bakhchisarai district. Memedeminov was formally detained for “public calls for terrorist activities, public justification of terrorism or propaganda of terrorism” and videos posted on his YouTube channel, recorded before 2014.

The “Memorial” Human Rights Center recognized Nariman Memedeminov as a political prisoner and considered that persecution of blogger was linked with his active non-violent human rights and journalistic activities, criticism of Russian law enforcement agencies.


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