: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Putin reportedly asks Dzhemilev, a leader of the Crimean Tatar people, for loyalty to get his son released in 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to release Hayser Dzhemilev, a son of the Crimean Tatars leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, from prison back in 2014 in exchange for Mustafa`s loyalty, First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook.

”Few people know it, but back in 2014 Putin offered to release Dzhemilev`s son and transfer him to the occupied Crimea in exchange for Mustafa Dzhemilev`s loyalty, but the latter turned down [the offer],” she wrote.

Gerashchenko also emphasized that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had raised the issue of release of Dzhemilev`s son and his transfer to Ukraine in his communication with Putin.

As reported earlier, in 2013, Hayser Dzhemilev was found guilty of manslaughter with the use of his parent`s gun of a family friend Fevzi Edemov.

After the annexation of Crimea, Russian investigative authorities decided to re-investigate. Hayser was taken from Simferopol jail to Krasnodar region of Russia.

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation reduced his five-year imprisonment by year and a half.

However, Kyiv`s Dniprovskiy District Court in April 2015 sentenced him to three years and eight months in prison. Hayser Dzhemilev was serving his sentence in Astrakhan colony No. 10.

See also: Son of Mustafe Dzhemilev, a leader of the Crimean Tatar people, set to be released from Russian custody


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