Oct 23, 2018

Crimean Tatars: Community Shows Support for Unfairly Sentenced Activist

Zarema Kulametova was sentenced to 250 hours of community service for “insulting” a police officer who had detained her son, in what is perceived as part of Russia’s intimidation tactics against the indigenous Crimean Tatar population of annexed Crimea. He was detained without explanation and disappeared for several hours, causing her to fear for his life. Kulametova’s community is showing their solidarity by volunteering to sweep with her during her community service.

The below video was published by Radio Free Europe:



A Crimean Tatar woman felt she was unfairly sentenced by a Russian court to community service for "insulting a police officer" and many people agreed with her. She did her time with a little help from her new friends.

Photo courtesy of RFE