Crimean journalist Semena is now officially accused
Crimean journalist Mykola Semena, interrogated by the Crimean authorities controlled by Russia, is now officially an accused. This was reported to Krym.Realii by his attorney Emil Kurbedinov. The journalist was summoned for interrogation by phone, went to the indicated address with his attorney, and refused to testify against himself based on Articles 47 and 51. After this, an official paper on change of his status to "the accused" was given to him. Emil Kurbedinov also informed that the investigation requested forensic linguistic analysis, which will be performed by an unidentified expert from the Federal Security Service in Crimea.
As IMI reported earlier, on April 19, the so-called 'Crimean Prosecutor' Natalia Poklonska made a statement that the Russian Federal Security Service launched a case against the Radio Liberty's Crimean journalist from Krym.Realii for 'encouragement to violate Russia's territorial integrity.' On April 19, Mykola Semena's house was searched by the occupation law enforcement as were the houses of two more journalists, Leniara Abibulayeva and Ruslana Liumanova and of a local blogger, Zair Akadyrov.