During the interrogation of the former deputy of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a current member of the Federation Council from the occupied Crimea, Olga Kovitidi, in the case against Akhtem Chiygoz, the judges barely held back laughter, and at the end of the interrogation they stopped listening to the witness.
Attorney Nikolai Polozov told about the interrogation in a comment to the correspondent of Radio Liberty and Crimea. Reality Anton Naumlyuk .
According to Polozov, Kovitidi vividly expressed her personal position, that is hatred of the Mejlis and chauvinistic attitude towards the Crimean Tatars.
"In fact, she mixed everything up, and, I think, basing the verdict on these statements will be a great discrediting of the verdict itself. She stated that while she was on the balcony of the marquee over the central entrance to the Supreme Council, she saw how the central door was broken, although no one was breaking the central doors. Physically, she could not see it - the central door is in the sunk panel under the marquee, there are seven meters. The second: she confused Akhtem Chiygoz with another person, describing him in a completely different way, she said he was wearing a hood, he had a loudspeaker in his hands.”
The lawyer noted that the circumstances described by the witness are not confirmed by the previously examined photo or video evidence, nor by any of the testimonies of more than two hundred “victims” or other witnesses who have already been questioned.
"She does not know anything about the circumstances that Akhtem Chiygoz is charged with. The only thing she saw was that Akhtem Chiyhoz was speaking to a loudspeaker in the Crimean Tatar language, which she did not understand, and after that people began to act aggressively. But the person she described to the court does not correspond to the image of Akhtem Chyigoz that day ... At some point the judges held back laughter, and in the end it was clear that they were tired of the open ramblings they were listening to.”
Olga Kovitidi's participation in the trial of Akhtem Chiygoz was necessary in order to show that people with the same political views and chauvinistic attitude towards Crimean Tatars first fabricated this case, and now they illegally judge Akhtem Chiygoz, Nikolai Polozov stated.