MYKOLA SHYPTUR

Mykola Shyptur’s case came to light only recently, after he spent more than two years in prison. The Euromaidan activist came to Crimea with a crew of activists hoping to provide assistance and medical care, if needed, to the pro-Ukrainian demonstration that was about to take place on 9 March 2014, right before the sham “referendum” that took place on 16 March. After an encounter with the Crimean paramilitaries, Shyptur was, subjected to a kind of pseudo “criminal investigation,” and then “trial,” during which Russian operatives tried to get him to give false testimony against Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov whom the FSB had just arrested.
9 YEARS IN JAIL

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