Police detained journalist Zair Akadyrov in Crimea

A journalist was detained during the trial of the Crimean Tatar activists.

15 January 2016 15:06

In Simferopol, police detained a journalist Zair Akadyrov in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Crimea.

The journalist was approached by two police officers who asked him to show his identity documents. Zair Akadyrov complied with their demand where after the law enforcers took him outside.

In the street, the journalist was surrounded by 10-15 policemen with the intent to put him into a car and take away to the Center "E". Zair Akadyrov refused and people, who came to court hearings, came to his defense.

After that, the police took him to the nearest police station. A human rights activist Andrei Krisko was together with Zair Akadyrov. Currently the journalist is waiting for a lawyer who is to come to him.

Today, January 15, the second hearing over the "case of February 26" was held in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Crimea in Pavlenko St., 2, Simferopol city.

The first hearing on the merits of the criminal case took place December 28, 2015. The Supreme Court of the Republic of Crimea considered six cases of the defendants in the case, including the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz, Crimean Tatar activists Mustafa Degermendzhy Ali Asanov, Eskender Emirvaliev, Arsen Yunusov and Eskender Cantemirs.

PHOTO: Zair Akadyrov’s Facebook account