A prominent activist from Russia's mainly Mulsim region of Tatarstan has fled the country for neighbouring Ukraine shortly after being released from prison after serving a three-year for openly criticising Moscow's occupation of Crimea.

Rafis Kashapov, chair of the All-Tatar Public Center in the regional capital Kazan, was arrested in December 2014 and sentenced to three years in prison in September 2015 for a series of short posts on the popular Russian language social networking site, VKont...

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