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"Deputy Prime Minister" of Crimea suggested making article "separatism" extraterritorial

October 31, 2016 13:25 0 2474 QirimInfo
In this case, Russian law enforcers will be able to initiate criminal proceedings against the citizens of other countries outside of the Russian Federation.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Georgy Muradov urged to institute criminal proceedings against the Ukrainian citizens, who do not recognize the occupied Crimea a part of Russia, RIA Crimea reports. He said this on Monday during a "round-table" in the IIA "Russia today", commenting on the proposal of one of the experts to introduce the extraterritorial principle of Article 208 of the Criminal Code.

"As this issue is directly related to legislation and enforcement, it is important to ask our deputies to raise these issues in the Duma... And when it will be about violation of Russian legislation and the relevant consequences of these violations, I think they will relate differently to this subject", — Muradov said.

In total, the Crimean "authorities" initiated five criminal cases under Article 280.1. of the Criminal Code "Public calls for the implementation of actions aimed at violation of the Russian Federation's territorial integrity". The fifth one was the case of the Crimean Tatar activist, member of the Mejlis of Feodosia Suleiman Kadyrov.

Besides Kadyrov, the journalists Anna Andrievska and Mykola Semena, editor in chief of Internet-edition «BlackSeaNews» Andrii Klimenko, as well as Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov involved in this article. If in previous cases the subject to accusaions were public statements or publications in the media, then as for, Kadyrov’s case, this is about one comment, allegedly written by him in Facebook.

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