SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

Today, February 2, Simferopol City Court held a hearing in case of Muedin Alivapov arrested January 23 in the city of Alupka and suspected of setting cars on fire. Crimean Supreme Court ruled to leave in force the ruling by Yalta City Court, Zair Smedlyaev, the Head of the Central Election Commission of Kurultay of the Crimean Tatar people, told the QHA.

- Today, Crimean Supreme considered the appeal of the lawyer Suvorov against the decision by Yalta City Court to hold in custody Muedin Alivapov. The Appeal Court handled the appeal, heard the defense and prosecution arguments and ruled to leave the judgment by the Yalta City Court unchanged, said Smedlyaev.

21-year-old Muedin Alivapov, suspected of setting cars on fire in the city of Yalta, was arrested morning January 23 in the city of Alupka. January 25, Yalta City Court held a hearing and ruled to hold the Crimean Tatar activist in custody until March 23.

The First Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Nariman Dzhelyal said earlier Muedin’s brother Mustafa, who is currently in mainland Ukraine, is also among the suspects. According to Dzhelyal, Alivapov’s family is a socially active one. Thus, the young people can be pursued because of their political views.

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