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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Journalist Simon was given a suspended sentence for supporting the blockade of the Crimea


Railway district court of Simferopol sentenced the Crimean journalist Nicholas Simon to 2.5 years probation for within article approval to a blockade of the Peninsula from Ukraine. The journalist was convicted on charges of incitement to violate the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation (part 2 of article 280.1 of the criminal code).


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In addition to probation, the Semen after it appointed a probationary period of three years, also he is forbidden to engage in journalistic activities. In addition, even before the verdict, he was included in the list of terrorists and extremists of Russian financial monitoring Committee.

We will remind that the Prosecutor’s office demanded to sentence the journalist to 3 years probation.

The journalist, in his last words said, the conviction that he has a negative impact on freedom of speech in Russia, his guilt he did not recognize.

Lawyer Semeny, representing the “Agora International” Andrei Sabinin, said that the verdict is sure to be appealed.

The “memorial” society had previously considered the case Semeny political.

It was developed with active participation at that time the Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Polonskaya called the project “Radio “Freedom”, “the Crimea.Realities”, who collaborated with Seeds, “wrecking service”, engaged in “discrediting of the authorities in the Crimea”, as well as justifying sabotage and extremism.

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