Today, December 18, Crimean Tatars are being tried for the fact that they came out to express their opinion on the lawlessness of law enforcement officers in the Crimea, the Crimean lawyer Emil Kurbedinov stated.

According to him, the occupation authorities are trying to "prove" that single pickets on October 14 had a single plan and a single organization.

“More than eighty court hearings were appointed in the same day across the Crimea – that is a really single plan and organizer. This is not normal. But what did the "script writers" want to show in this way? Maybe they hoped that there are not so many lawyers and attorneys, and the people would be left without defense, or that there are no those who would come to support, or what?” The lawyer asks.

According to Kurbedinov, the persecution has again united the people, and holding such a number of trials in one day is likely to provoke the emergence of a new human rights movement - "Group 86".

“86 people are tried today for peaceful expression of their opinion! 86 people will appeal together and, probably, they will go together to Moscow to the Supreme Court to file complaints to the supervisory authority there! You seek and just want to break the people’s movement and drive everyone in the corners! But you are mistaken! Today, 86 people will prove this, and we will cope with the fines together with the entire people, as before! The Crimean marathon continues! The struggle continues! With the will of Almighty God!” he wrote.

QHA reported that, today, December 18, the Kremlin-controlled Belogorsky district court rendered the first decision on the case of solitary pickets that took place in Crimea on October 14 in protest against the arbitrariness of Russian invaders.

Reference: October 14 a minimum of 34 people was arrested for participation in single pickets in the Crimea. In total, more than 100 people took part in the protest actions in the occupied peninsula. People went for single pickets in Simferopol, Dzhankoy, Gvardeysk, Belogorsk and other cities of the occupied peninsula.

All detentions were held in violation of the Russian legislation in force on the annexed peninsula.

Later, people massively received protocols, accusing them of violating the rules of holding public events. Single pickets in protocols are called unauthorized mass action.