SIMFEROPOL/AQMESCIT (QHA) -

At an April 29 hearing, judges of Simferopol’s Kiev District Court decided to extend detention term of Akhtem Chiygozu, Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermendzhi – three men charged with involvement in the February 26 riots, reports Zair Smedlyaev on his Facebook page.

“Knowing that the men were illegally placed under arrest and despite the fact that it was Good Friday, the court ruled to keep in jail Akhtem Chiygoz, Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermendzhi until May 22, August 8, and July 31 respectively,” wrote Smedlyaev.

Three of the six men charged with involvement in mass riots outside the Crimean Parliament on February 26, 2014, - Akhtem Chiygoz, Mustafa Degermendzhi and Ali Asanov – are now being held in Simferopol’s pre-trial detention center #1, while another three are awaiting trial at home after being released on bail.

On March 29, the defendants were not brought to Crimea’s Supreme Court for two hearings which were to be held by videoconference.

After the judges overruled the defense’s motion to bring Akhtem Chiygoz, Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermendzhi to the courtroom, the defense filed another one seeking to reschedule the hearing because the defense was not duly notified.

As a result, the hearing of an appeal filed against Judge Galina Redko’s out of court decision of March 03, 2016, whereby detention term of Akhtem Chiygoz, Mustafa Degermendzhi and Ali Asanov was illegally extended, was rescheduled for April 6.

A hearing of an appeal filed against a decision of March 11, 2016, whereby detention term of Akhtem Chiygoz, Mustafa Degermendzhi and Ali Asanov was illegally extended, was rescheduled for April 7.

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