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Detained Crimean blogger Osmanov arrested for three days for alleged "resisting the police"

14.07.2022, 10:38
Photo: Crimean Solidarity
Photo: Crimean Solidarity

The "Zaliznychny District Court" of the temporarily occupied Crimea sentenced the detained blogger and public activist Rolan Osmanov to three days of administrative arrest for allegedly "failing to comply with the legal demands of police officers," Crimean Solidarity reports.

"E" Center representatives claim that Osmanov "resisted while being detained for publicly discrediting the troops of the russian federation" on July 13 near the building of the "Supreme Court of the Republic of Crimea."

Osmanov himself could not comment on his version to journalists, as the trial was held behind closed doors and the judge only admitted the process' the participants in. After the hearing, the activist was quickly taken away in a "police" car.

Rolan Osmanov will spend three days in a special detention center on Pavlenko Street in Simferopol for an alleged violation of Part 1 of Article 19.3 of the Criminal Code of the russian federation ("failure to comply with the legal requirements of a police officer"), according to the "Zaliznychny District Court's" decision.

Hearing in the administrative case on the "russian troops discreditation episode" under Art. 20.3.3 The Criminal Procedure Code of the russian federation will be held on July 14 in the "Kyiv District Court."

We remind that on July 13 in the occupied Crimea, the russian security forces detained Crimean Tatar blogger and public activist Rolan Osmanov near the building of the "Supreme Court," where the trial in the case of Nariman Dzhelial was taking place.

Osmanov's detention was carried out by Ruslan Shambazov, department head of the "Center for Countering Extremism" who is involved in the arrests of lawyers in Crimea.

His report states that Osmanov was making Facebook posts allegedly discrediting the russian armed forces. The activist did not comply with the authorities' demand to go with them to the "E" Center, filmed what was happening on his phone, "pushed" and "resisted," which became the basis for an administrative protocol in Part 1 of Article. 19.3 of the Administrative Code of the russian federation.

The law enforcement officer's testimony was confirmed by the found witnesses Y. M. Borodin and M. V. Kidenko.

We will remind you that in December 2021, the "Kyiv District Court" fined Osmanov 15,000 rubles for participating in a spontaneous Crimean Tatar meeting on September 4 near the FSB office in Simferopol. He came there as a citizen journalist, but was detained along with dozens of people and taken to the police station. There, an administrative report was drawn up on him, and later a trial was held. At the same time, Osmanov was not informed about the court appointment, and learned about it by accident.

Later, CCE employees visited him to warn him about the "inadmissibility of committing crimes."

Rolan Osmanov is a Crimean activist and streamer. Previously, he took part in a picket near the Khan's Palace, protesting against its demolishing under the guise of restoration.

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