Deputy CEO of ATR TV channel recognized as terrorist in Russia
He is charged under article ‘public calls for terrorist activities, public acquittal or propaganda of terrorism’
Aider Muzhdabaev, deputy director general of ATR, said that he was officially recognized as a terrorist in the Russian Federation.
“I accept congratulations! Now, like many other residents of the Crimea and Ukraine, I am an official terrorist of the Russian Federation. Thanks to the Russians for such an award, I appreciate, I am proud,” he wrote.
According to the document, he is charged under the article “public calls for terrorist activities, public acquittal or propaganda of terrorism.”
The court ruling indicated that the reason for this decision was a Facebook post on August 8, 2018, in which he wrote about the need to release then-political prisoner Oleg Sentsov through “physical punishment” of Russian agents.
“Gather, organize, physically, by force grab Russian agents here (they are known to everyone), take them anywhere, put guns at their temples and demand Putin urgently extradite Sentsov in exchange for them,” the court said.
As we reported before, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with representatives of Crimean Tatars and told them that a presidential decree on granting the Islamic religious holidays of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr the status of state holidays would be signed in the coming days