Occupants sentenced two Crimean Tatars to 5 years in prison

September 2, 2022

On Friday, September 2, the so-called Kyiv district court of the occupied Simferopol sentenced Crimean Tatars Ruslan Abdurakhmanov and Aider Umerov to five years in a strict regime colony, who were accused of participating in the Noman Çelebicihan Crimean Tatar Volunteer Battalion.

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center strongly protests and states that this decision is illegal, politically motivated and criminal. Such a policy of the Russian Federation is a demonstration of the fight against the political beliefs of people in the occupied Crimea.

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center demands that the sentences of the defendants in the so-called case be canceled and other political prisoners should be released immediately.