Blogger Gayvoronsky appealed against Russian court's decision to deport him from Crimea
Crimean journalist from Yalta Yevhen Gayvoronsky appealed against the decision of a Russian court on his deportation before the 4th Court of Cassation of the general jurisdiction of Krasnodar (Russia), as Krym.Realii (RFE/RL) reported.
Gayvoronsky said that the cassation appeal was filed against the decision issued by the controlled by Russia Supreme Court of Crimea, which on January 16 this year upheld the decision of Yalta court ordering to expulse Gayvoronsky from Russia.
In the text of the complaint, Gayvoronsky's defense said: "Since Crimea is the territory of Ukraine, and Y.B. Gayvoronsky is its citizen, he can freely stay in Crimea as in the territory of his country of citizenship."
Gayvoronsky also said that his goal was to "achieve recognition by the Russian authorities that Crimea was Ukraine even under Russian law."
He added that his complaint to the ECHR was being prepared at the final stage.
"My goal is to set precedents that will accelerate the deoccupation of Crimea and inspire tens of thousands of victims of international law to obtain serious compensation from Russia for its war crimes," Gayvoronsky said.
As IMI reported, in October, Russia-controlled Yalta City Court has fined a local blogger and journalist, Yevgeny Gayvoronsky 30,000 rubles (around $468) for his post in Facebook that had an would-be "negative evaluation" of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As IMI reported, on October 22, the justice’s court in Yalta arrested the Yalta activist, blogger and journalist Yevheniy Gayvoronskyy for 15 days.
Gayvoronsky was accused of evading drug treatment under Article 6.9.1. of the Russian Code of Administrative Offenses ("Failure to undergo diagnostics, preventive measures, treatment for drug addiction and (or) medical and / or social rehabilitation in connection with drug use").
On March 26, 2019, the Russian justice’s court in Yalta arrested journalist Yevhen Gayvoronsky for 12 days for committing an administrative offense (Article 6.9 (1) of the Administrative Code (use of narcotic drugs without prescription)). The court also ordered Gayvoronsky to undergo drug treatment.
Gayvoronsky called the charges of drug abuse as non-sense.
On April 7, Yevhen Gayvoronsky was released from a detention facility in Simferopol.
On March 6, in Yalta, Russian security officers searched place of residence of the journalist and blogger with the Sevastopol-based newspaper "Primetchania", Yevheniy Gayvoronsky.
On March 23, the Sevastopol news site "Primechania" claimed that they stopped working with Yalta journalist Yevheniy Gayvoronsky after his "pro-Ukrainian statements" and comments that "did not reflect the editorial position."