The Kremlin-controlled "court" of the city of Feodosia granted the petition of the defense of the Crimean Tatar activist Suleiman Kadyrov and attached a review of the linguistic examination of the prosecution side to the materials of the case, according to the organization Crimean Human Rights Group.

“The defense filed a petition for attaching a review of the linguistic examination of the prosecution - this is one of the key evidence that the prosecutor and the investigation hope to use in proving the guilt. Specialists in the ranks of candidates of sciences and doctors of sciences have reviewed this expertise and, based on its results, concluded that this expertise is scientifically unfounded. The review will be further examined in court. I hope this will allow recognition of the prosecution’s expertise as inadmissible evidence," lawyer Aleksei Ladin said.

After the meeting Suleiman Kadyrov said that he did not consider himself guilty. He is sure that he is persecuted for his political activities.

“My conscience is clear, but how they [judges - ed.] will then live with their conscience - let's see. I am sure that I am being persecuted for my activity and public statement of my position on those events that occur in the Crimea. I will not hide my point of view, and in court it is necessary for the whole world to know what is happening in the Crimea," Kadyrov said after the court.

The next substantive court meeting is scheduled for December 20th.

Reference: on October 24, in the annexed Crimea of the Crimean Tatars Suleiman Kadyrov, who was suspected of terrorism, was summoned to the so-called FSB administration in the Crimea to "familiarize himself with the materials of the case".

On October 18, the FSB in the occupied Crimea charged a suspect Kadyrov with terrorism. On October 11, a criminal case was instituted against him.

Kadyrov is charged under Part 2 of Art. 280 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("public calls for actions aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation committed with the use of the mass media, including information and telecommunication networks, as well as the Internet").