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Russia Jails Crimean Tatar Blogger on Bogus ‘Terrorism’ Charges

Expand Crimean blogger and activist Nariman Memedeminov at his court hearing, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, October 2, 2019. © 2019 Anton Naumlyik (Grati) A Russian military court today sentenced activist and blogger Nariman Memedeminov to two and a half years in prison for “making public calls for terrorism.” The prosecution was just the latest in the government’s relentless persecution of Crimean Tatar activists. Memedeminov has been politically active since 2014, when Russia began its military occupation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. His YouTube channel covered, among other topics, politically…

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