The occupiers in the Crimea asked for 10 years in prison for the Crimean Tatar Appaz Kurtamet

March 29, 2023

The Kyiv District Court of the occupied Crimea requested 10 years in prison for the Crimean Tatar Appaz Kurtamet, who was kidnapped from Novooleksiivka in July 2022.

Recall that Appaz Kurtamet is suspected of financing a terrorist organization under Art. 208 p. 1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. According to investigators, he lent 500 hryvnias to his friend, who, as Appaz found out after the money transfer, serves in the Noman Çelebicihan Crimean Tatar Volunteer Battalion.

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 who actively cooperate with the Russian security forces. The case was considered in gross violation of international law.

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center demands the immediate release of Appaz Kurtamet and all other political prisoners of the Kremlin.