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Today, March, 11 the Supreme Court of Crimea has extended the detention period of Ahtem Chiygoz, Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermendzhi, figurants in the so-called case of "February 26," a lawyer Nikolay Polozov wrote on Twitter.

- Judges have extended the detention period of Ahtem Chiygoz, Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermendzhi until April, 11. The next hearing in the case of "February, 26" is scheduled for March 24, wrote Polozov.

As QHA reported earlier, during a hearing Nikolai Polozov claimed the judge Galina Red'ko was removed from the case due to the Court’s decision firstly to extend the detention period of Ahtem Chiygoz, Mustafa Degermendzhi and Ali Asanov, and then to hold them in custody for an indefinite term until the investigations are completed and the sentence is pronounced. According to Polozov, the judge Redko has been removed from the case, inter alia, on the basis of the dual citizenship and occupying the judge position in Ukraine.

Ahtem Chiygoz has been kept in the prison for more than a year on the charges of organizing "mass disorder" outside the Crimean Parliament on February 26, 2014, when the Crimean Tatars gathered to support the integrity of Ukraine. Except of Chiygoz, Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermendzhi are also being held in custody as charged by the Crimean authorities with participation in this rally.

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