In Russia annexed the Ukrainian Crimea, the journalist Nicholas Simon on 20 January, he was handed the indictment in the case of separatism.
It is reported «Crimea.Realities».
According to investigators, the Crimean journalist «has prepared an article entitled «the Blockade is a necessary first step towards the liberation of the Crimea», which was discovered «incitement to violate the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation».
In conclusion, I quote the place containing, according to the investigation, separatist statements, and details how the Seeds Nicholas sent the text of the article to the editorial office by e-mail.
The journalist pleaded not guilty.
According to investigators, the Seeds violated the law, «based on political enmity against the Russian Federation».
As evidence in the indictment give evidence of the Semeny and the text of his e-letters to the editor, which he deleted immediately after sending.
The document also cite the testimony of the prosecution witnesses, which are mainly operational staff of the FSB, which in addition to information basically also told about the «operational support of the case» – the searches, the information obtained from the seized equipment of the journalist, including his personal correspondence.
A prosecution witness speaks also of the Crimean journalist Sergey Meshkova, who, according to preliminary information, works in the press service of group «LNR». He argues that «the Seeds adhered to the clear and antirossiysky Pro-Ukrainian views» and the proceedings were biased.
To the case attached examination initiated by the FSB – linguistic and Avtozavodskaya.
In addition, the case file attached political assessment of Russian expert Mikhail Savva, which specifies that «the territory of the Republic of Crimea is part of Ukraine and the legislation of the Russian Federation does not extend on its territory.» Savva is specified in the document as the witness of protection.
Besides him, the defense plans to question editor-in-chief «of Crimea.Realities» by Vladimir Pritula and expert.
Semeny lawyer Emil Kurbedinov said that the indictment was handed violation of the code of criminal procedure: the document was handing the Prosecutor, whereas the Simon report was handed over by the investigator of the FSB Alexander by Parshutina in the administration building.
We will remind, the Russian occupants have included semen on the Federal list of terrorists and extremists.
April 19, 2016 in the Crimea invaders conducted a number of raids on the homes of journalists looking for connections with the portal «Crimea.Realities». Natalia Polonskayacalled the Russians «the Prosecutor of the Crimea», said the criminal case against Crimean journalist under article of the Russian law on «separatism» for media publications.
Later it became known that after the searches were detained Crimean journalist, columnist for Radio Liberty Nicholas Seeds and some time later he was released under recognizance not to leave.
In Crimea, the occupiers handed the accusation to the journalist Simon 21.01.2017