Khayser Dzhemilev case: Son of Crimean Tatar leader released from prison in Russia
Politics11:29 Nov. 25, 2016

Son of Crimean Tatar leader released from prison in Russia

Khayser Dzhemilev was accused of manslaughter in Crimea before the annexation 

Khayser Dzhemilev, son of Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader and Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev, was released from prison in Russia on Friday, November 25.

Read also: He just wanted to go home

The news about his release were reported by Russian lawyer Nikolai Polozov, who also uploaded a picture of the former prisoner, which says 'Khayser is free!'

Back in May 2013 Khayser was accused of manslaughter, after he shot and killed a friend of his family Fevzi Edemov.

Khayser himself said the killing was accidental. Ukrainian court decided to sentence him to three years and eight months in prison.

After the annexation of the peninsula, Russia took over the case, and initially convicted Khayser to five years in prison, later reducing the term by a year and a half.

Read also: Russian court sentences son of Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev to five years in prison

Moscow had refused to extradite Khayser to Ukraine, despite the request from Kyiv. 

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