Political prisoner Ihor Khalilov sentenced

March 2, 2023

On Thursday, March 2, the Dzhankoi district court in the occupied Crimea announced the verdict on political prisoner Ihor Khalilov, who is accused by Russian security forces of participating in the Noman Çelebicihan Crimean Tatar Volunteer Battalion

The occupants sentenced the man to 5 years in prison.

It should be noted that the accusations in this case are based on the testimony of hidden witnesses and the conclusion of so-called experts actively cooperating with the Russian security forces. Consideration of the case took place with a gross violation of international law.

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center strongly protests and states that this decision is illegal, politically motivated and criminal. Such a policy of the Russian Federation is a demonstration of the fight against the political beliefs of people in the occupied Crimea.

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center demands that the sentence of the person involved in the case be annulled and that other political prisoners be released immediately.