Occupant court extends arrest term for deputy Mejlis head Chiygoz, - lawyer

A court in Russian-occupied Crimea decided to keep deputy head of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars Akhtem Chiygoz in custody.

This was announced by Chiygoz's lawyer Nikolay Polozov on his Facebook page, Censor.NET informs.

"The hearing of a claim to extend custody for Akhtem Chiygoz was really fast. Having gone over all of the stages in just 20 minutes, the judges were quick to leave to a jury room. They consulted for five minutes and decided to keep him in custody. ... Chiygoz is to remain in custody until Oct. 8, 2016," he said.

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On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Russian-controlled Supreme Court of Crimea started to consider materially "the case of Feb. 26" against Akhtem Chiygoz. Polozov said the hearing via video meeting was held with pausing, for communication with the remand prison would go interrupted every five minutes, Krym.Realii reports.

On July 20 hearing in camera, the court divided "the case of Feb. 26" into two separate cases: one against Akhtem Chiygoz and another against the rest of the defendants.

After Crimea was occupied by Russia, Kremlin puppets started trials against Crimean Tatar activists who participated in protests in support of Ukraine's territorial integrity. The events took place on Feb. 26, 2014. According to occupant authorities, two protesters were killed in a stampede, 79 people received injuries. Those detained in connection with the case - Akhtem Chiygoz, Ali Asanov, and Mustafa Degermendzhy - were named political prisoners by Russian Memorial human rights center.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n400274