In Feodosia, another Crimean Tatar was fined for a single picket

January 15, 2018

On Monday, January 15, Feodosiya city court of Crimea fined another Crimean Tatar – Aziz Urimov – by 10 thousand rubles for a single picket held on October 14. He was charged with Part 5 of Art. 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia (“Violation of … the procedure for holding … picketing”).

According to the lawyer Seidaliev M., during the meeting "judge" was challenged, but she rejected him. According to him, the defense will file an appeal with the Supreme Court of Crimea.

Also, the lawyer said that the protocols were made with errors, in particular, chronological. The application for the seizure of the protocol and the closure of the case was also rejected.
Today Feodosiya city court of Crimea also fined Ruslan Rustemov and Eral Dany for 10 thousand rubles for the single pickets held on October 14.

On January 12, the Feodosiya city court of Crimea fined Rustem Mustafayev and Enver Mustafayev for 10,000 rubles for October 14 one-man protests.Everyone was charged with Part 5 of Art. 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia ("Violation of … the procedure for holding … protests"). Three more court hearings were postponed until January 15.

October 14, representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people took part in one-man protests in different cities of Crimea. They urged the Russian authorities of the peninsula to stop repressions against the Crimean Tatars. More than 30 people were subjected to illegal detention then. After  forced taking of fingerprints, photographing, giving testimony and removing the posters of all the detainees, they were released.

On 18, 19 and 26 December, the occupation courts in Crimea tried more than 70 Crimean Tatar activists for one-man protests held on October 14. Everyone was charged with Part 5 of Art. 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia ("Violation of … the procedure for holding … protests"). Everyone was fined from 10 to 20 thousand rubles.

According to the monitoring performed by the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, in 2017 the Crimean occupation courts illegally fined about 100 people, mostly Crimean Tatars, a total of 5 million 291 thousand rubles (cca. USD 92,500).