Crimean journalist of Radio Liberty received a suspended sentence

Крымский журналист Радио Свобода получил условный срок

Nicholas Seeds

He was forbidden for three years to engage in public activities.

In the annexed Crimea the court announced the verdict Crimean journalist, the online edition of the Crimea.Realities (a project of the Ukrainian branch of Radio Liberty), Nicholas Simon.

According to the Crimea.Reality, the journalist was sentenced to two and a half years conditionally with a trial period of three years and a prohibition to engage in public activities for three years.

The verdict was read, the judge of Railway district court of Simferopol Natalya School. Recognizing Semyon guilty, she invoked the right of Nations to self-determination, and stated that the events of the spring of 2014 in the Crimea complied with international law.

“The Constitution is the highest status and covers the entire territory of Russia”, – said the judge.

Obtaining a Russian passport Semenov it is regarded as a confirmation of “the Russian ownership of the Crimea”.

On the eve of Nicholas Seeds made in court with the final word, and said that if he will make a conviction, it will affect the whole journalism in Russia.

Semeny lawyer Emil Kurbedinov intends to appeal the verdict.

“We believe the verdict must be acquittal, and no other,” said the defender in comments to Interfax.

As reported Корреспондент.netNicholas Seeds were accused by the Russian authorities in public appeals to violation of territorial integrity of Russia.

In April 2016 in his home, the FSB conducted a search, and in may of that year, he was formally charged that the journalist published on the website Crimea.The realities of the article. Ever since been Seeds was under house arrest.

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