Crimean authorities are trying to break the will of arrested Akhtem Chiygoz, head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people wrote in Facebook.
Chubarov’s words come as Akhtem Chiygoz, arrested Jan 29 on suspicion of “organizing mass disorder”, was transferred form temporary detention isolator to the temporary detention facility.
“It is obvious, that the Investigative Committee and in particular, the investigator Azizov Bulat Ravilyevich (who is a Kazan Tatar) aim to break the will of Akhtem Chiygoz and to hurt his relatives”- Chubarov wrote.
Chiygoz is accused of participation in pro-Ukrainian rally near the Crimean Parliament on February 26, 2014 and the deaths of two people during the event.
On January 29, Russian law enforcement officials announced that Chiygoz would be detained for at least three weeks until February 19. He faces up to 10 years in prison according to charges of the Russian Public Prosecutor. On January 30, Chiygoz's house was searched.
Bakhchisaray Mejlis plans a rally to show support for Chiygoz, still the local authorities will likely reject Mejlis's appeal to hold the event.