RFE/RL: Lawyer for Crimean Tatar leader compares Russia with Nazi Germany

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A Russian lawyer for a Crimean Tatar leader who is on trial in Russian-controlled Crimea has sharply criticized the Kremlin, comparing President Vladimir Putin’s Russia with Nazi Germany and suggesting officials who serve the state will face an unhappy fate.

Nikolai Polozov made the comments on August 9 as he wrapped up the defense case in the trial of Ahtem Chiygoz, who is charged with organizing an illegal demonstration against impending Russian rule over the Ukrainian peninsula in February 2014.

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