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Memedeminov's defense re-applied for early parole

25.06.2020, 14:40
Photo creditM crimean-solidarity.org
Photo creditM crimean-solidarity.org

The defense has re-filed a motion for early parole for convicted Crimean blogger, citizen journalist Nariman Memedeminov, as the Crimean Solidarity reported with reference to the lawyer of thejournalist, Emil Kurbedinov.

"We are seeking the early parole for Nariman Memedeminov since the in compliance with the law, he has such a right," the lawyer said.

According to him, this motion will be considered by the Bagaevsky district court of the Rostov region of the Russian Federation. 

"We filed the first motion with the Kirov District Court, but the court had no time to consider our appeal on the merits, as Nariman Memedeminov was almost immediately transferred to a colony-settlement from the detention center in Rostov-on-Don," the lawyer said.

He also added that Memedeminov is placed in a penal establishment G8 in the village of Sadkovske, Rostov region.

As IMI reported, in early June the convicted Crimean journalist and media coordinator with "Crimean solidarity" Nariman Memedeminova was sent to penal establishment in the Rostov region. 

The lawyer of Nariman Memedeminov applied to the Kirov District Court of Rostov-on-Don in Russia for early parole. 

On May 14, 2020, the Military Court of Appeal in the Moscow Region upheld the sentence of Crimean civilian journalist Nariman Memedeminov on charges of "public incitement to terrorist activity." At the court hearing, Memedeminov himself called on his colleagues to continue to cover the persecution in the annexed Crimea.

As IMI reported, on October 2, 2019, on October 2, the Southern Military District Court of Russia's Rostov-on-Don sentenced journalist, blogger from Crimea Nariman Memedeminov to two and a half years , who was accused of public calls for terrorism.

On October 1, Memedeminov made the final statement calling the justice and the law "pre-configured" in Russia, and called on journalists to continue to work on informing about the situation in the Crimea and lawsuits against the inhabitants of the peninsula.

On September 27, Russian prosecutor Aleksey Aydinov demanded a six-year prison sentence for Memedeminov.

On June 25, 2019, the North Caucasian Court in Rostov-on-Don started a trial on the merits in the case of Memedeminov.

On March 22, 2018, in Simferopol Russian law enforcement officers detained the Crimean civic journalist Nariman Memediminov. On March 23, the court issued an order to arrest Memedeminov. The detainee has been charged under the part 2 of Art. 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Public appeals to terrorist activities committed by means of the Internet”). On March 23, 2018 the Crimean public prosecutor’s office (Ukraine) instituted criminal proceedings against activity of Russian prosecution against Nariman Memedeminov, based on the part 2 of Art.146 (“Illegal deprivation of liberty or theft of a person”), part 2 of Art. 162 (“Violation of inviolability of housing”) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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