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A Crimean Tatar journalist’s defiant last words in court


Nariman Memedeminov was arrested in March 2018Crimean Tatar civic journalist Nariman Memedeminov at court. Photo courtesy of Crimean Solidarity, used with permission.
This piece was co-written and translated by Maxim Edwards, editor of RuNet Echo, and Tom Rowley, lead editor of openDemocracy Russia (oDR), in a joint publication by GlobalVoices and openDemocracy.
Since Crimea was annexed by Russia five years ago, the peninsula has been gripped by a constant counter-terror operation against Crimean Tatars. And on 3 October, journalist Nariman Memedeminov received a 2.5-year prison sentence for “public justification of terrorism.”
Memedeminov, 36, was arrested in March 2018, and since then has been …read more

Source:: Global Voices

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