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Zaytullaev, detained by the FSS when he was trying to get to Crimea, was fined by the “court” and released

The Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) learned that today, on 9 March, 2017, the “Armenian City Court” heard the case of Seit-Ibrahim Zaytullayev, who was accused by the Russian special services of trying to “cross the border with Crimea from the Kherson region, bypassing the checkpoint”.

Judge Tatiana Fedeneeva found the Crimean resident guilty according to part 1 of Article 322 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Illegal crossing of the State Border of the Russian Federation) and fined him for 5 thousand rubles.

Zaytullayev was released from custody in the courtroom, since the judge did not extend the previously chosen for him preventive punishment.

Recall that Russian border guards detained a Crimean resident, nineteen-year-old Seit-Ibraim Zaitullayev on the night of 9 to 10 February. A criminal case under the article on illegal crossing of the border was filed on the guy. According to the FSS, Zaytullayev is a member of the Crimean Tatar Volunteer Battalion named after Noman Chelebidzhikhan.

On 11 February, 2017, a judge of the Kyiv District Court of Simferopol, Tatyana Rube, elected a preventive measure for Zaytullaev in the form of detention for a period of 1 month, until 9 March. After which he was placed in pre-trial detention centre No. 1 of Simferopol.

When choosing a preventive measure, the “judge” violated the norms of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation and elected a measure in the form of detention, without any legal grounds. Judge Rube referred to the existence of certain operational data about the alleged involvement of the Crimean resident in illegal activities, but she did not indicate any specific facts. During the trial, the judge also violated the right to defence, since it prohibited the lawyer from communicating with his client.



Crimean citizens are recruited into the Russian army in violation of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of WarOn 30 July, 2017 another action was held in Sevastopol calling to serve under the contract in the Russian army. The citizens of Sevastopol again were recruited for military service. At the so-called “point of selection for military service on a contract basis” they distributed booklets with agitation to serve in separate coastal defence brigade 126 and in landing ships brigade 197 of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. Agitation was held in Sevastopol during the celebration of the day of the Navy on Nakhimov Square. According to the Crimea.Realii website, an exhibition of land military equipment was held on the same square; The exhibition included: a mobile coastal anti-ship missile system “Bastion” with a unified homing missile “Yakhont”, a mobile command and staff radio station, a floating wheeled armoured personnel carrier, an anti-aircraft missile system S-300 “Favorit” for the destruction of modern and prospective aircraft, a 122 mm missile-antiaircraft complex Grad, a multiple launch rocket system “Uragan”, an anti-aircraft missile system “Pantsir”, an air defence missile system “Osa”, a charging car, a self-propelled artillery “Gvozdika”. According to Russian media, the occupation authorities held a naval parade in the city, where military a demonstration fire was organized. The event began with the entrance of the three-masted sailing frigate “Khersones” to the Sevastopol Bay, at which students of the Ukrainian University (Kerch State Maritime Technological University) earlier had a maritime practice. According to local and Russian media, the training ship “Perekop”, missile cruiser “Moscow” and the diesel-electric submarine “Stary Oskol”, as well as the naval aviation Ka-27 helicopters and Su-30SM fighters, also took part in the military parade. Such actions of the Russian Federation in the territory of Ukraine, which was occupied by it, grossly violate international humanitarian law and are prohibited by international conventions. The Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) earlier recorded the holding of similar agitation events for military service in the Russian army in the occupied peninsula. We remind you that Article 51 of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War explicitly prohibits the invocation of an occupying power in the occupied territory. The head of the CHRG, Olga Skrypnik, noted that among other things the Convention prohibits propaganda of the military conscription in the occupied territories, including all the advertising posters, various “patriotic” events in schools and universities where people are called to go to the Russian army. Both contractual and regular service are under the ban. Photos of the mobile point of military drafting and promotional booklets were made on 30 July in Sevastopol.

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