The Crimean “court” investigated “written evidence” in the “case” of Mustafa Dzhemilev

The “Armyansk City Court” continued the examination of documentary evidence from the materials of the criminal case in the framework of the criminal case against Mustafa Dzhemilev.

In particular, they examined the documents related to episodes of negligent storage of weapons and the acquisition of ammunition.

That included announcement of the results of police inspections in Dzhemilev’s house related to the compliance with the rules for storing fire weapons. At the same time, the defense drew the court’s attention to the fact that not a single inspection had found any violations.

The defense also filed a motion to exclude evidence that it considered inappropriate. That entailed the protocol of the housing examination in the context of the criminal case against Dzhemilev’s son Haiser. The “Judge” Venera Isroilova refused to uphold that motion.

In addition, the testimonial interrogation protocol of Mustafa Dzhemilev in the case against his son was announced. In that protocol Dzhemilev indicated that he acquired the ammunition together with the carbine and there had never been any questions or doubts about the legality of the acquisition or storage of those ammunition from the inspection authorities during the 16 years of its storage. Some of the materials on that part of the accusation remained unexamined due to the fact that they were drawn up in Ukrainian. The “court” has not yet provided a translator so that the defense could familiarize itself with the contents of the documents. According to the assumptions of the lawyer Nikolai Polozov, the examination thereof will be performed in another hearing, subsequent to a translator provision by the “court”.

The next hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, 5 March 2021.

It is worth reminding that Mustafa Dzhemilev was charged in the occupied Crimea with “crossing the Russian state border by a foreign citizen who is not allowed to enter Russia, committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy (Art. 322(3) of the Criminal Code of Russia); negligent storage of fire weapons, which created conditions for its use by another person, if that entailed serious consequences (Art. 224 of the Criminal Code of Russia); illegal acquisition and storage of ammunition (Art. 222(1) of the Criminal Code of Russia)”.

The Crimean Human Rights Group considers the case against the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhimilev to be politically motivated.

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