The US Embassy in Ukraine has criticized the new charges Russia has brought against the well-known Crimean Tatar human rights activist and dissident Mustafa Dzhemilev. The diplomatic department called it a “farce.”
The US Embassy announced this on Twitter.
“Once again, Russia has resorted to a farce with criminal charges, this time against the Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev in order to keep him outside the Crimea … […],” the statement said.
On April 13, the Office of the Russian Investigative Committee in Crimea charged Mustafa Dzhemilev with three articles of the Russian Criminal Code.
It is reported that Dzhemilev was charged with “crossing the state border of Russia by a foreign citizen whose entry into Russia is not allowed, committed by a group of persons by the prior conspiracy (part 3 of article 322 of the Criminal Code of Russia); careless storage of firearms, which created conditions for its use by another person, if this entailed grave consequences (Article 224 of the Criminal Code of Russia); illegal acquisition and storage of ammunition (part 1 of article 222 of the Criminal Code of Russia). ”