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Crimean resident sentenced for posts in social network

01.08.2017, 23:42
Pervomayskyi «rayon court» of the occupied Crimea sentenced the resident of Sevastopol, Crimean Tatar Emil Minasov to 15 months of penal settlement for his posts in Facebook. It was reported that Emil Minasov was found guilty under part 1 Article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code (incitement to hatred or hostility). According to the court’s website, there were no preliminary hearings of the case, and the case itself was heard in two sessions — on July 6 and 7. According to FSB, the Crimean resident was accused of six instances dated March-October 2016, although on the court website there are four instances mentioned. Neither specified, which Minasov’s posts were found incriminating. On Minasov’s page in the social network Facebook in March and October of the last year there appeared several posts protesting the annexation of Crimea and actions of the Russian occupants. The source added that Minasov did not appeal yet.
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