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“Court” in Crimea rejected the appeal against the arrest of civilian journalist Danilovich

The occupation court in Crimea dismissed an appeal against the arrest of civilian journalist and nurse Irina Danilovich.

The website says “Grati”, reports Ukrinform.

“The Supreme Court of Crimea has left the nurse and activist Irina Danilovich under arrest, rejecting the appeal of the defense,” the report says.

It is noted that Danilovich worked as a nurse in one of the boarding houses in the village of Koktebel, and also collaborated with the INzhir media publication and the Crimean process human rights project. Defending the interests of medical workers in the occupied peninsula, she wrote a lot about violations of their rights, for example, about non-payment for working with “covid” patients.

It was reported that on the morning of 29 April, when Danilovich was returning home from work, a car drove up to her, from which four men in civilian clothes got out, pushed her into the car and drove away.

Subsequently, it became known that the civilian journalist was kidnapped by the FSB and she spent more than a week in the basement of the special services department on Franko Boulevard in Simferopol. All this time, relatives, friends and lawyer Ayder Azamatov unsuccessfully searched for her in isolation wards.

Danilovich was constantly interrogated, including with the use of a polygraph. Also, the girl was threatened to take her to the forest if she hides anything. All this time she was fed once a day. Subsequently, she was offered to sign some blank forms in exchange for her release. After she did this, she was informed that two hundred grams of explosives were allegedly found in her bag and taken to court for a preventive measure.

On May 12, the occupiers accused Danilovych of illegally “manufacturing, transporting or storing explosives,” which provides for imprisonment from 6 to 8 years and a fine of up to 100,000 rubles (UAH 45,000).

Read also: Semedlyaev: Lawyers are persecuted in Crimea because they “create difficulties for law enforcement”

The Kyiv district “court” of Simferopol arrested her for 29 days.

According to the CrimeaSOS organization, citizen journalist Irina Danilovich is a political prisoner in accordance with the criteria of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), since her abduction and imprisonment meet 3 out of 5 criteria for political persecution.

Similar charges of purchasing, storing or transporting explosives were previously brought against political prisoners Oleg Prikhodko, Denis Kashuk and Yunus Masharipov.

Photo: Irina Danilovich / Facebook

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