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In Crimea, the arrest of the blogger Memedeminov accused of “promoting terrorism” was extended

October 11, 2018

In Crimea, the arrest of the blogger Memedeminov accused of “promoting terrorism” was extended

The Kiev district court of Simferopol controlled by Kremlin extended the term of detention to the civilian journalist Nariman Memedeminov for two months, “Crimea. Realities” writes, referring to its own correspondent.

“Today we arrived at the meeting on the measure of restraint extension to Nariman Memedeminov, accused of terrorism. The court session began with a surprise for us – the judge announced that we are meeting today in connection with the complaint filed by us the day before yesterday under article 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Russia about the actions of the investigator, who does not allow us to photograph the case materials, thereby violating the right to defense, ” said the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov.

He added that after the lawsuit submitted by the lawyer Edem Semedlyaev to postpone the consideration of the complaint, the court began to consider the extension of the preventive measure to Memedeminov.

In addition, according to Kurbedinov, during the court session, his client protested against the actions of the judge.

“Nariman challenged the judge, expressed the opinion that from the first second the judge showed his dislike for him. According to him, it was visible in her actions. The challenge was not satisfied. After that, Nariman filed a petition that he did not want to be present at the trial, because he did not see the point and justice, and he saw the prejudiced attitude of the court. The judge did not pay attention to this petition. After that, Nariman simply began to be silent, thus expressing his protest”, – noted Kurbedinov.

On March 22, Russian security officials and law enforcement officers searched the house of Nariman Memedeminov in the Bakhchsarai district. After that, the blogger was taken for questioning to the FSB of Russia in Simferopol. March 23, the court arrested Memedeminov.

The detainee was charged under Part 2 of Art. 205 of the Criminal Code of Russia (Public calls for terrorist activities committed using the Internet).

On March 23, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea submitted to the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations information on signs of criminal offenses stipulated by part 2 of the art. 146 (unlawful deprivation of liberty or abduction of a person), part 2 art. 162 (violation of the inviolability of the home) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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