Occupiers Convicted Nariman Dzhelial and the Akhtemov Brothers

The “Supreme Court of Crimea” convicted Nariman Dzhelial, the deputy of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, a politician and activist, a former journalist, and the Akhtemov brothers, Azan and Aziz, activists.

Nariman Dzhelial is sentenced to 17 years in the maximum security regime penal colony, a fine of RUR700,000, and a freedom restriction for one year and a half.

Asan Akhtemov is sentenced to 15 years in the maximum security regime penal colony, a fine of RUR500,000, and a freedom restriction for one year.

Aziz Akhtemov is sentenced to 13 years in the maximum security regime penal colony, a fine of RUR500,000, and a freedom restriction for one year.

To remind: on August 17, 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 custody as well as a fine of RUR600,000.

On August 29, Nariman Dzhelial and the Akhtemov brothers made last statements. They claimed that the case had been cooked, they had been tortured after the detention, and the case was framed up and political.

To remind: 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 in the case of blowing up 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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