Saturday, 16 November

Central district court of Simferopol in Crimea annexed by Crimea released Crimean Tatar activist Edem Bekirov from the remand centre, the Crimea.Realies project with reference to attorneys Oleksiy Ladin and Islam Velilayev reports. The information was confirmed on Facebook by journalist Anton Naumlyuk.

“The Simferopol Central District Court changed the restraint measure for Edem Bekirov, accused of illicit trafficking of explosives and ammunition, and released him from the remand centre on his obligation to appear in court. Bekirov spent 258 days in prison,” Naumlyuk wrote.

Recall that Russian security forces detained a resident of the village of Novoaleksiivka, Kherson Oblast, Edem Bekirov, born in 1961, at the entrance to the occupied Crimea on December 12, 2018. It is known that he went to Crimea to visit his 78-year-old mother and relatives. The Kremlin-controlled Kyiv district court of Simferopol arrested Bekirov. Russian security officials accused him of storing and transporting more than 10 kilograms of explosives and 190 live ammunition. Bekirov repeatedly pleaded not guilty.

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