Nariman Dzhelialov

Nariman Dzhelialov – activist, the main deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, political science expert, journalist, and teacher.

On September 21st, 2022 Supreme Court of Crimea sentenced Nariman to 17 years of imprisonment in a strict regime colony, a 700000 ruble fine, and restrictions of rights for 1,5 years after serving a sentence.

The occupational court found Nariman guilty of a committed diversion at a gas pipeline in a Perevalne village, of smuggling and saving of explosives based on materials of the proceeding. 

Nariman Dzhelialov was born on April 27, 1980, in Navoi, Uzbekistan. 

He and his parents moved to Crimea when he was nine years old.

He started to learn “Political Science” at Odesa I. I. Mechnykov National University after obtaining of secondary school education.

Nariman worked as a presenter at “ATR” channel and a journalist at the “Avdet” newspaper after graduation. He taught history and jurisprudence at Simferopol international school and continued to develop as a political science expert.

He was a nominee in the parliamentary elections in 2012, but he called his candidacy aside shortly before voting. 

Nariman was elected as deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People on October 3rd, 2013. He became the main deputy head on March 2015. 

Nariman’s house was searched, and he was arrested after he returned to Crimea from the International summit of Crimea Platform on September 4, 2021. During his imprisonment, he was threatened, tortured, and abused physically and mentally by the occupational military forces.

Nariman Dzhelialo is married and has four minor children. 

He’s held in the detained center (SIZO) #2, Sevastopol, Crimea.

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