SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

The Kremlin-controlled Kyiv District Court of Simferopol ruled to extend the arrest to the individuals involved in the Vedzhie Kashka case, the Crimean Solidarity human rights organization reports.

According to the court decision, the arrest was extended for another two months.

One of the relatives who came to support compatriots, said that the Crimean Tatars do not stand aside and will support their brothers in faith.

"We must come, support, not stay away," he said.

The human rights organization "Crimean Solidarity" noted that only close relatives were allowed to the courtroom during the hearing on May 11.

Earlier it was reported that the state of health of political prisoners accused in this case - Asan Chapukh and Bekir Degermandzhi - remains difficult, they are in the medical unit and are held in inhuman conditions.

The relatives transferred the medicine to the political prisoners, with the help of which they are treated..

Earlier, an elderly Crimean Tatar activist, despite his state of health, on January 2, 2018 was taken from the Simferopol hospital and again placed in a pretrial detention center.

Bekir Degermendzhi has chronic asthma. Because of his detention in the remand center, the illness has sharply worsened.

Reference: on November 23 in the annexed Crimea  searches were conducted in the homes of Asan Chapukh and Amet Asanov in Koreiz; Kurtseit Abdullae and his brother Eldar in Simferopol (both were detained); Ruslan Trubach in the village of Blyzhne near Feodosia (he was detained with his wife, then his wife was taken to the search).

Later, in the occupied Crimea, the "court" charged Bekir Degermendzhi, Asan Chapukh, Kazim Ametov and Ruslan Trubach involved in "Vedzhie Kashka case" with extortion committed by a group of people (Part 2, Article 163 of the RF Criminal Code) and extended the preventive measure to two months for the accused.

QHA