Enver Umerov, a friend of the kidnapped Ervin Ibragimov was interrogated at the regular session of the Kremlin-controlled “Crimea Supreme Court" on the case against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiyhoz, who has been kept in remand prison on a fabricated charge for two years, the lawyer Nikolai Polozov reported.
Enver Umerov, who was a member of the Bakhchysarai regional Mejlis, said that on February 25 Akhtem Chiyhoz had not contacted him, and he had learned about the rally from the ATR channel.
“On the morning of February 26 he with his friend Ervin Ibragimov – who is currently kidnapped and has not yet been found and the Russian authorities have not been making any effort to find him – left for Simferopol”.
Umerov confirmed that Chiyhoz did not call people to violence.
“He saw how Refat Chubarov, Sergei Aksyonov, Akhtem Chiyhoz calmed people. The witness showed that Akhtem Chiyhoz gestured (with raised hands and palms to the protesters), asked to step back a bit and to make a corridor. The witness neither sees any unlawful actions by Akhtem Chiyhoz, nor Akhtem Chiyhoz’s calls for violent unlawful actions, giving such instructions nor commands to anyone”.
Polozov added that the next court session will be held on June 6.
Earlier QHA reported that on May 29 a witness in the Chiyhoz case filed a lawsuit demanding 1 million rubles compensation for material damage.
Referance, Akhtem Chiyhoz was detained in January 2015 in the Crimea, on accusations of organizing and participating in mass riots on February 26, 2014. Then, outside the building of the Supreme Council of Crimea, a rally was held in support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. He has been detained for more than two years in the remand prison.