Bakhchisaray authorities have rejected Mejlis’s appeal to conduct a rally to support Mejlis deputy head Akhtem Chiygoz, who was detained on suspicion of “organizing mass disorder”.

“In a view of the fact, that the information in your appeal does not meet all the requirements… Your appeal, that is determined by the Federal law on “considering the appeals submitted by citizens of Russian Federation” cannot be considered by Bakhchisaray City Administration as a reason to allow conducting mass event.  We inform you that we reject your appeal to conduct a rally on 19.02.2015”- reads the statement, signed by acting head of Bakhchisaray City Administration Mr.Verkhovod.

To recall, Bakhchisaray Mejlis member Ilmiy Umerov has appealed to Bakhchisaray City Administration to hold a rally in Bakhchisaray Feb 19—the day when Chiygoz should be released, according the court decision.

Akhtem Chiygoz, arrested Jan 29, is charged with organizing “mass disorder” which caused two deaths during a meeting Feb 26, 2014, when thousands of Crimean Tatars rallied at Crimean Parliament building, showing their support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

Criminal case was opened against Chiygoz. Supreme Court of Crimea Feb 6 dismissed his appeal. He will be detained till Feb 19.