A Crimean Tatar is judged for allegedly insulting a representative of authorities in Crimea

January 23, 2018

On Tuesday, January 23, a session a close mode on the case of “Shevket Razzakov ” was held in the court pricinct No. 27 of the Bakhchisaray court district. A criminal case was initiated against Razzakov in 2017 under Article 319 of the Criminal Code (“Insulting a representative of authorities”).The victim whom the accused allegedly spat during the search in April 2017, was questioned in the “court”. He appeared at the meeting in a mask. Reported the lawyer Mammet Mambetov.

The defense filed a number of motions, but they were rejected. The "judge" granted only one petition for interrogation of witnesses.

The next meeting is scheduled for January 30 at 10-00.

Reference: on April 13, 2017, the Russian security forces came to the houses of the representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people – Riza Muzhdabaev (6th microdistrict) and

Seydamet Mustafayev (7th microdistrict). People who came to support them were detained and also sentenced to administrative fine.Shevket Razzakov was among the detainees, who was accused of insulting a policeman.

On October 27, 2017, Shevket Razzakov was summoned for interrogation to the so-called he Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the occupied Crimea as a witness, where he was informed that a criminal case had been initiated against him.