Over the past year in the Crimea, the occupiers have imposed fines to Crimeans for a total of 5 million rubles, Communications Manager of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Elvir Sagirman stated at a press conference.
In total, 104 citizens were fined, 99 of which are representatives of the indigenous people of the Crimea.
“The judicial system on the peninsula does not work and it is biased. Activists are unlawfully detained, and the work of lawyers is impaded,” he said.
Among the most notorious cases is a fine of a defendant in "Ukrainian saboteurs" case Redvan Suleimanov in the amount of 3.5 million rubles. Human rights activists note that the average amount of fine on the annexed peninsula varies from 5 to 30 thousand rubles.
Reportedly, in 2017, 16 new political prisoners appeared in the Crimea.