Crimean Solidarity leader released from prison

18 December 2021, 04:01 AM

Prominent human rights activist and Crimean Solidarity NGO leader Mustafa Seidaliev has been released from prison in Simferopol in Russian-occupied Crimea, Crimean Solidarity reports. 

Seidaliev was detained on Oct. 31 during a mass detention sweep conducted against Crimean Tatars by Russian occupation authorities.

Seidaliev was charged with making an allegedly illegal social media post in 2012. He was released on Dec.7 after two weeks of imprisonment in the Crimean town of Yevpatoria.

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However, Russian authorities decided to re-imprison Seidaliev after he traveled to Simferopol to meet lawyer Edem Semedliaev, who had recently been released by the occupying regime after himself being detained on sham charges.

After his second arrest, Seidaliev spent another 10 days in a Simferopol detention facility before finally being released.

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