Nikolai Polozov, lawyer of Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Ahtem Chiygoz held by Russian security forces in a detention center and charged with the February 26 case, agreed with his defendant the future plans for the trial, Ukrinform reports Polozov as saying.
“I came for a few days to Simferopol and visited Ahtem Chiygoz to agree our plans with regard to the 26 February case. Ahtem completes familiarization with the investigation. In turn, the defence is preparing a number of applications for the numerous violations committed during the preliminary investigation,” Polozov commented on results of his meeting with A.Chiygoz.
May 27, the Kremlin-controlled judges of the Crimean "Supreme Court" rejected an appeal against the decision to extend the detention term of the Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ahtem Chiygoz until July 22.
Ahtem Chiygoz has been held in custody in Simferopol’s detention center No. l since the end of January 2015, and is charged with ‘organizing mass disorders’ under Section 1 of Article 212 of the Russian Criminal Code, which provides for 10 years imprisonment.
Six persons are charged with involvement in mass riots during a rally that took place outside the Crimean Parliament on February 26, 2014. Three of them, Ahtem Chiygoz, Mustafa Degermenzhi and Ali Asanov, are being held in Simferopol’s pre-trial detention center No.1, while the other three, Eskender Kantemirov, Arsen Yunusov and Eskender Emirvaliyev, are awaiting sentence at home, being taken out on bail.