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 Ukrainian consuls not allowed to see Dzhemilev Jr. in Russian prison

The Ukrainian Consulate sent a letter to the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia with a requirement to allow diplomats to see Haiser Dzhemilev who is serving his sentence in the colony No. 10 in Astrakhan.

Consul General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don Vitalii Moskalenko told Censor.NET.

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According to him, no answer has been received so far. "We have been denied access to him for a few months under various supposedly plausible but, in fact, artificially invented excuses. We have appealed to the Astrakhan branch of the Federal Penitentiary Service, to the colony where he is being held, to the Interior Ministry office in the Astrakhan region, in short, all structures, but everywhere we get refused and denied," Vitalii Moskalenko said.

Three months ago, consuls even went to Astrakhan, but they were again denied meeting with Haiser, son of Ukrainian MP, leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev, according to the consul.

As previously reported, in May 2013, Haiser Dzhemilev fired a shotgun and killed family friend Fevzi Edemov in the courtyard of his house in Bakhchysarai. According to Haiser's mother, it was an accident, but according to Mustafa Dzhemilev, it could be due to an exacerbation of mental illness. On April 11, 2015, the Dniprovskyi district court of Kyiv found Haiser guilty in absentia and sentenced him to three years and eight months in prison. However, Russia held its own process in the Krasnodar regional court, sentencing him to five years in prison on June 10, 2015. Lawyers believe that the trial of Haiser was an attempt to exert pressure on his father, former head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Mustafa Dzhemilev. After appealed, the sentence was reduced to three years and five months.
 
 
 
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