The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has put on the wanted list the Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar origin Jamala (Susana Jamaladinova), who in 2016 won the Eurovision contest with a song about Stalin’s deportation of the Crimean Tatars, and is now collecting money for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Mediazona found information about this in the department’s database.
According to Mediazona, Jamal was put on the wanted list in mid-October 2023. She is accused of spreading fake news about the Russian army (Part 1 of Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code). In November, Jamala was arrested in absentia by a Russian court.
The singer consistently condemns the Russian annexation of Crimea.
As you know, in April last year, the Izvestia publication, without specifying a source, wrote that Jamali was banned from entering Russia for 50 years.
The war from Russia is personal for the singer, because in winter her close friend died at the front.
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