Teacher accused of extremism for condemning annexation of Crimea fled to Ukraine


Teacher of foreign languages Yuri Ilchenko, accused of extremism by FSB in Sevastopol, escaped from house arrest.

This was told by the First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Emine Dzhepparova on August 16.

Ilchenko was arrested on July 2, 2015 after publishing a series of posts, condemning the annexation of the Crimean peninsula by Russia, which took place in March 2014, and after his refusal to acquire Russian citizenship.

37-year-old teacher was charged with articles 280 and 282 of the Criminal Code (“Public calls for extremist activity” and “Incitement of ethnic hatred or enmity”).

Yuri spent 11 months in jail, and in June 2016 he was transferred to house arrest in Sevastopol. Ilchenko was planning to give a press conference in Kiev on August 17, and explain the circumstances of his escape, and the Russian persecution of Ukrainian citizens in Crimea.

Source: kasparov.ru


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