The “court” in Crimea rejects the appeal of defese of Ismail Ramazanov

March 14, 2018

On Wednesday, March 14, the Supreme “Court” of Crimea rejected an appeal against the extension of the arrest of the Crimean Tatar activist Ismail Ramazanov until March 18. He is accused of spreading extremist statements through Internet radio Zello.

On February 19, the Simferopol district court of  Crimea extended the detenof Ismail Ramazanov's arrest, accused of spreading extremist statements through Zello's Internet radio, until March 18".

Reference: on January 23, Russian law enforcers conducted regular searches in the houses of representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people in the village Novy Mir of Simferopol district, in the city of Stary Krym and Primorskoe village of Feodosiya district. As a result, Ismail Ramazanov was detained. He was charged with propaganda of extremism: dissemination of information that incited ethnic hatred and inter-religious hatred. According to the prosecution, he allegedly spread the information via Zello Internet radio.

On January 24, the Simferopol "district court" of Crimea jailed the detained yesterday after the search Ismail Ramazanov for 30 days. During the court hearing, he could hardly stand on his feet. At the "court" Ramazanov stated that FSB officers had beaten him. The defense motions were rejected, including that one about calling an ambulance.