The court session on the case of Ukrainian activist Vladimir Baluh had to be interrupted in the Kremlin-controlled Razdolnensky District Court in the Crimea, due to the ill health of the defendant.
Soon after the start of hearings, when the prosecutor began to read the case materials, Vladimir Baluh collapsed. An ambulance was called to him, and it took defendant to the hospital after examining.
The doctors made Baluh an injection to normalize the pressure and he felt nausea. Despite this, the doctor issued a certificate that the trial can be continued. Vladimir was taken back to the court.
Reference: On December 8 FSB officials in occupied Crimea came to Serebryanka village where they searched houses of Vladimir Baluh and his mother. Following the search, the Ukrainian activist was detained for the possession of 90 rounds of ammunition and TNT blocks, allegedly found in the attic of his house.
The so-called "Supreme Court" of Crimea dismissed the appeal of the Ukrainian activist’s lawyer against the Razdolnensky District Court decision on groundlessly extending the detention as a preventive measure for the Crimean farmer Vladimir Baluh. The period of remand in custody is the same, until August 21.