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28 November 2016

posted 27 Nov 2016, 23:52 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Nov 2016, 23:59 ]
Russia Releases Son Of Crimean Tatar Leader Dzhemilev

Khaiser Dzhemilev, the son of Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, was released from a penal colony in Astrakhan in southern Russia on November 25. Dzhemilev's lawyer, Nikolai Polozov, said in a Facebook post on November 26 that Dzhemilev has arrived in Ukraine. Dzhemilev was granted early release from a three-and-a-half year sentence on manslaughter and weapons possession charges. Dzhemilev was initially convicted by a Ukrainian court in 2013 of accidentally shooting one of the family's bodyguards, Fevzi Edimov. After Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the Moscow-backed authorities took over the case, moved him to mainland Russia and tried him again on the same charges. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [26 November 2016]

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