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Islyamov to challenge decision of Crimean court in ECHR

10.12.2020, 15:55
Photo credit: Serhiy Nuzhnenko?Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Photo credit: Serhiy Nuzhnenko?Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

The owner of the Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR Lenur Islyamov will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against the decision passed in his absentia on December 10 by the Supreme Court of Crimea (controlled by Russia), as Krym.Realii reported.

"What Putin is doing, he won’t last 19 years, these are the 19 years they sentenced me for today in the occupation court. And what we have done and are doing with you, we are waging an information war, we are undermining this stone. The blockade gave a general big impetus when the whole of Ukraine united and repulsed all these sentiments, not to trade with Crimea and not to try to reconcile somehow. And there is no sense in commenting on the sentence. So all this is going to be submitted to the ECHR. This is one of the elements of stones on their heads in the future. All this has such a delayed effect, "Lenur Islyamov said.

As IMI reported, on December 10, the Russian-controlled Supreme Court of Crimea sentenced the owner of ATR TV channel Lenur Islyamov in absentia to 19 years in prison in a maximum security prison. He was found guilty of "organizing sabotage, creating an illegal armed group and calling for the violation of Russia's integrity."

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