Russian occupation authorities jail Crimean Tatar leader Nariman Dzhelal

Ukrainian News
Canan Kevser
07 September 2021, 11:20
Наріман Джелял
Canan Kevser
07 September 2021, 11:20

A Moscow-controlled court in occupied Crimea ordered on Monday Crimean Tatar leader Nariman Dzhelal to be held in custody for two months. The occupation court charged him during a false case with alleged suspicion of "involvement in an attack" on a gas pipeline.

As reported, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people (self-governing body) Nariman Dzhelal was detained after searches in his house on September 4.

Earlier, Ukraine's First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzheppar said that Russia's activities are revenge for their [Crimean Tatars] participation in the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform on August 23.

Indicating that Russian occupiers have done everything according to the usual scenario of case falsification, the First Deputy Foreign Minister recalled that the gas pipeline was damaged near the village of Perevalne, Simferopol district on August 23, the day Crimean Platform was launched in Kyiv. The pipeline had been supplying gas to a military unit in Perevalne.

"Those involved", for some reason, were found just after Nariman Dzhelyalov’s return from Kyiv, where he participated in the Inaugural Summit of the Crimea Platform. As per the fabricated charges, he turns out to be a saboteur and accomplice to the crime, while the Akhtemov cousins ​​– sabotage perpetrators," Dzheppar said.

As reported, The Russian FSB (federal security service) carried out a new wave of armed searches in occupied Crimea on September 3-4, with the five Crimean Tatars taken away in cars without number plates including Nariman Dzhelal, First Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Eldar Odamanov, Aziz Akhmetov, Asan Akhmetov and Shevket Useinov.

Eldar Odamanov and Shevket Useinov, detained on September 4, were arrested for 14 and 15 days respectively for “resisting police.”