The “court” in Crimea rejected 12 appeals of participants of one-person pickets in Crimea

February 7, 2018

On Wednesday, February 7, the Supreme “Court” of Crimea rejected 12 appeals against fines imposed on participants of one-person pickets reports “Crimean solidarity”.

Activists Asanov B., Murakhas M., Ablyatipov S., Kerimov L., Zekeryaev L., Ziyadinov A., Abibullaev E., Ablyatipov U., Ibraimov T., Seitmemetov S., Abduramanov F., Ablyatipov E. will have to pay fines in the amount of 10 to 15 thousand rubles.

Reference: on February 1 ,  the consideration of appeals against  fines for one-person pickets began in Crimea. After consideration of 6 complaints in the Supreme "court" of Crimea,  4  were rejected,   the fines imposed on two participants of one-person pickets were reduced  from 15 to 10 thousand rubles.

On February 5, the Supreme 'Court" of Crimea rejected four appeals against fines imposed on participants of single pickets. On February 6, two more appeals were rejected.
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. Being fingerprinted, photographed, giving testimony and being deprived of posters all the detainees were released.

On December 18-19, the occupation courts in Crimea  fined more than 70 Crimean Tatar activists for single picketsheld  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 … picketing").

According to the monitoring performed by the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, in 2017 the Crimean occupation courts illegally fined about 104 people, mostly Crimean Tatars, a total of more than 5 million  rubles.