Abdulmumin Gadjiev at a court. Screenshot of the video posted on the YouTube channel "ALif TV" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-pR5mx7jFs

21 May 2024, 23:13

Appeal complaint against the sentence of Dagestani journalist Gadjiev comes to court

The defence has filed an appeal complained against the sentence of Dagestani journalist, Abdulmumin Gadjiev, with the Southern District Military Court, his advocate has informed. The traditional picket in Gadjiev's support passed without provocations and aroused the interest of Makhachkala residents, Magomed Magomedov, a deputy editor-in-chief of the "Chernovik" outlet, has noted.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Gadjiev's colleagues treat his criminal case as political persecution and regularly hold solo pickets in his support. As a week earlier, such a picket was held by Magomed Magomedov.

According to his colleagues, Gadjiev was convicted because the above outlet, where he worked as an editor used to voice "inconvenient questions" to authorities and law enforcers.

Mr Magomedov has noted that some incomprehensible provocations periodically occur during the pickets.

Arsen Shabanov, one of Gadjiev's advocates, has stated that the documents on the appeal complaint are already at the Southern District Military Court.

Let us recall that Abdulmumin Gadjiev, a journalist of the "Chernovik"; Abubakar Rizvanov, the head of the "Ansar" Charity Fund; and Kemal Tambiev, an entrepreneur were arrested in June 2019 on charges of financing terrorism. On September 12, 2023, the court sentenced Gadjiev to 17 years, Rizvanov to 18 years, Tambiev to 17.5 years of freedom deprivation.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 20, 2024 at 10:09 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Nakhim Shelomanov Source: СK correspondent

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