: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia sentences Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena for expressing the UN’s stand on Crimea


A court in Russian-occupied Crimea has passed a two and a half year suspended sentence on Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena for expressing his opposition to Russia’s occupation of Crimea. It was thus found that an opinion piece written by Semena contained ‘public calls to action aimed at violating Russia’s territorial integrity’. His position expressed in the article fully coincided with that expressed by the UN General Assembly, EU, OSCE, and all democratic countries, as well as with that in a number of international treaties which Russia has ratified. …read more

Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

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