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15 Years in Prison Demanded for Nariman Dzhelial and the Akhtemov Brothers

The ‘Supreme Court’ of Crimea held a debate between the parties in the case of Nariman Dzhelial and the Akhtemov brothers: the “prosecutor” requested 15 years in prison as well as a fine of RUR600,000.

This is reported by lawyer Nikolay Polozov.

“The prosecutor asked the court to find Nariman Dzhelial and the Akhtemov brothers guilty of committing sabotage, transporting and storing illegally an explosive device as well as smuggling an explosive device. The punishment requested by the public prosecutor requested was a 15-years’ sentence and a fine of RUR600,000, and a year’s restriction of freedom, with serving the first 3 years in prison, and the remaining 12 years in the maximum security regime penal colony, for each of the defendants,’ the lawyer says.

Then, according to the rules, the defense will speak in the debate, and after the last plea of the defendants, the ‘court’ will retire to the chambers to pass the verdict.

We would remind you that  on July 25, the ‘Supreme Court’ of Crimea extended the detention of Nariman Dzhelial, Asan and Aziz Akhtemovs for three months: until October 26, 2022.

As reported, on December 15, a preliminary investigation into the case of undermining the gas pipeline in the village of Perevalnoye was completed.

The defendants in the case are accused of the RF CC Article 281-2 a), b) (sabotage by an organized group that caused significant property damage); Article 222.1-4 (illegal acquisition, storage and transportation of explosive devices committed by an organized group); Article 226.1-3 (illegal transfer of an explosive device across the customs border of the Customs Union within the framework of the EurAsEC, committed by an organized group).

The defendants plead not guilty to any of the charge.

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