Verdict on trumped-up case against Mustafa Dzhemilev remains in force

December 6, 2022

The Fourth Cassation Court of General Jurisdiction in Krasnodar upheld the verdict against the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev. This was reported by lawyer Nikolai Polozov on his Facebook page.

The first sentence handed down to Mustafa Dzhemilev did not provide for imprisonment, but after the sentence was changed, the situation worsened. Thus, the occupying authorities removed the procedural obstacles to filing a complaint with international bodies. It is reported that after receiving the text version of the judgment, the defense will move on to further appeal the verdict.

We remind you that on April 22, the city court of Armiansk announced the verdict in the case against the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev. He was charged with negligent possession of weapons, which entailed grave consequences (Article 224 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) – a fine of 20 thousand rubles, a charge of illegal possession of ammunition (part 1 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) – 1 year in prison, a fine of 15 thousand rubles, the charge of illegally crossing the border of the Russian Federation by a person who knowingly knew about the ban on entry into the Russian Federation, committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy (part 3 of article 322 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) – 2 years of suspended sentence with release from punishment under an amnesty in connection with the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Thus, Mustaf Dzhemilev was found guilty, but released from punishment on non-rehabilitating grounds.

However, on May 26, the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Crimea changed the verdict. The Supreme Court of the occupied Crimea decided that on charges of negligent possession of firearms, the punishment should be 20 thousand rubles a fine, while on charges of illegal possession of ammunition – 1 year in prison, and on charges of illegally crossing the state border – 3 years in prison freedom.