Information about the course of the court session appeared on a Facebook page of Nariman Jelal, the First Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejis.
- The accused Ahtem Chiygoz, Mustafa Degermendzhi and Ali Asanov were brought to the courtroom. The accused Arsen Yunusov, Eskender Emirvaliev and Eskender Kantemirov also arrived. The lawyers of the accused and the victims were allowed to the room. Public defenders such as wives and mothers of the accused were not allowed to process, explaining that the process has started again and their powers as public defenders are to be approved again. About 50 people including relatives, friends and colleagues of the accused, as well as social activists, gathered outside the courthouse, - he informed.
It should be reminded that on May 27, the so-called Supreme Court of the Crimea rejected the appeal against the decision to extend the detention of Ahtem Chiygoz, the Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, until July 22.
Chiygoz has been kept in the Simferopol detention center since the end of January 2015. He is charged with Part 1 of Article 212 of the Russian Criminal Code (‘organizing mass disorder’), which provides deprivation of liberty for a term of 10 years.
There are six accused in the criminal case on the riots during a rally at the walls of the Supreme Council of Crimea on February 26, 2014. Three of them, Ahtem Chiygoz, Mustafa Degermendzhi and Ali Asanov, are held in custody in the Simferopol detention center-1, and the rest, Eskender Kantemirov, Arsen Yunusov and Eskender Emirvaliev are awaiting the sentence at home, being out on bail.