USA condemns ‘court’ ruling to sentence Chubarov to imprisonment.

The United States condemns the “sentence” passed on Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov by a so-called Russian court in Simferopol on June 1.

Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission to the OSCE Courtney Austrian said this at an online meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Last week, we condemned Russia’s efforts to harass and intimidate Crimean Tatar leaders, including the in-absentia trial of Mejlis Chairman Refat Chubarov. We were appalled to learn of the Russia-controlled Crimean Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday to sentence Chubarov to six years imprisonment and a 200,000 ruble fine under politically-motivated charges," she said.

According to the diplomat, this is just the latest example of Russia’s efforts to silence those who oppose Russia’s occupation of Crimea and promote a climate of terror and repression.

In addition, Austrian called for the immediate release of Crimean journalist Vladyslav Yesypenko and more than 100 political prisoners, most of whom are Crimean Tatars. “We urge Russia to end its occupation of Crimea, to cease its harassment of Crimean Tatars, ethnic Ukrainians, and other ethnic and religious minorities, and to release all political prisoners from Ukraine it holds in custody," she stressed.

As reported, on June 1, a so-called Russia-run court in Crimea sentenced in absentia Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov to six years of prison and a fine for politically-motivated charges.

Chubarov said that any decision made by the Russian occupation court on the basis of Russian legislation is "illegal and null and void" for him.

He appealed against the sentence.

ish

UkrInform

Ukraine and world news. Ukrinform brings the latest news, daily news, political news, business news, social news, cultural news, sports news, international news

https://www.ukrinform.net/

Related news
'Joints For Jabs' Vaccine Program Growing In Popularity.

'Joints For Jabs' Vaccine Program Growing In Popularity.

Washington's "Joints for jabs" vaccine program experiences a slow start as the program grows in popularity with similar takes happening in states across the nation. NBC News' Simone Boyce reports. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: N...

'Gutfeld!' gets fact checked: See what the show got wrong this week.

'Gutfeld!' gets fact checked: See what the show got wrong this week.

'Gutfeld!' Ombusdman Steve Pheonex Jr. joins the show to clear up some claims. #FoxNews #Gutfeld Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service deliv...

1

Africa's internet & social media bans: Censorship or public service? - DW News.

Africa's internet & social media bans: Censorship or public service? - DW News.

From bans on social media sites, to internet blackouts and harassment campaigns against journalists - increasingly governments across Africa are making it harder to speak out. Last year there were more than 20 shutdowns across a dozen countries. I...

Stephen Miller: Biden-Harris border policy is a 'moral stain' on our nation.

Stephen Miller: Biden-Harris border policy is a 'moral stain' on our nation.

Former Trump senior adviser blasted Vice President Kamala Harris on 'Hannity' overreaction to border crisis. #FoxNews #Hannity Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-e...

BREAKING: PM hints he will delay 21 June unlocking

BREAKING: PM hints he will delay 21 June unlocking

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted he is less optimistic about the easing of lockdown restrictions than he was last month and offered a strong hint he will delay the 21 June reopening. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follo...

Proposed Peacock Bill Ruffling Feathers In Los Angeles.

Proposed Peacock Bill Ruffling Feathers In Los Angeles.

Peacocks are wreaking havoc in some Los Angeles neighborhoods. Some people love them, others just want some peace and quiet. That’s why a new bill banning feeding the birds is so controversial. NBC News NOW correspondent Simone Boyce went looking ...