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BAKHCHISARAY, Crimea – When Khaiser Dzhemilev shot the family security guard to death in Bakhchisaray three years ago, the local tragedy soon took on political dimensions.

The case of Dzhemilev, the son of Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, became caught up in the dispute between Ukraine and Russia following the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Khaiser, now 33, had a history of mental illness and said he killed the security guard, Fevzi Edemov, by accident.

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