Press Releases: Sentencing of Akhtem Chiygoz, Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

By Newsroom America Feeds at 13 Sep 16:28

Press Statement

Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 13, 2017


We are deeply troubled by the conviction and 8-year sentence handed down on September 10 in Crimea to the Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, Akhtem Chiygoz, in connection with baseless charges related to a demonstration that took place before Russia’s occupation even began. This is just the latest in a long line of politically-motivated legal actions against the Mejlis and its leadership, which is being targeted for its opposition to Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea.

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http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/09/274074.htm

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