Person of the Week: Mykola Semena

Week-ending 31 January 2020

Criminal Record Of Crimean Journalist Semena Officially Cleared SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — An RFE/RL contributor in Ukraine’s Russia-controlled Crimea region has received court papers officially confirming the termination of his probation and the expunging of his criminal record. A court in Crimea’s capital, Simferopol, on January 14 ruled to prematurely terminate the probation period and expunge the criminal record of Mykola Semena, who had been convicted of separatism on the peninsula. Semena received a copy of the ruling on January 28 and is now considered totally free. RFE/RL, 28 January 2020 

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