The occupation authorities have sentenced citizen of Ukraine, Crimean Tatar Ilver Ametov to 8 months of restriction of freedom for allegedly “illegal acquisition and storage of weapons”. Every month he has to appear in the “local police department”, and he won’t be able to travel outside the Sudak. He is also prohibited from leaving the premises at night.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmila Denisova wrote about this in her Telegram account, UA reports.
The verdict was passed by the so-called “Sudak City Court” in the occupied Crimea.
Denisova said that the decision of the “court” is another example of persecution for participation in the Mejlis. Before the occupation Ilver Ametov was a member of the representative body of the Crimean Tatar people.
“During a search in September 2019, ancient exhibits of weapons that he had collected for more than 20 years were confiscated from his home museum. Antique items are part of the cultural heritage of the Crimean Tatar people” – the ombudswoman wrote.
Liudmila Denisova calls on the international community to use all the levers of influence on the aggressor state to force Russia to stop violating human rights and fundamental freedoms, and cease the illegal persecution of Ukrainian citizens and trying them for crimes they did not commit.