Human rights activists recorded three criminal cases in the Russian-controlled Nakhimovsky District Court of Sevastopol and two in the Soviet District Court.
On August 6, Judge Igor Brazhnik rendered a new verdict in the Soviet District Court.
Earlier in Sevastopol, a local resident was accused of evading draft in the Russian army. According to Komsomolskaya Pravda, 20-year-old Gleb Shcherbakov refused to perform military service “for political reasons.”
Since April 2015, 59 people have been prosecuted in the Russia-annexed Crimea for refusing to serve in the Russian army.
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