SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

On December 6, the Kremlin-controlled "Supreme Court" of Crimea dismissed the defense appeal on changing preventive measure against the Crimean Tatar activist Ruslan Trubach who was suspected of extortion, according to QHA's own source.

The activist will remain in custody until January 15.

QHA reported that during the session of the Supreme Court, which considered an appeal on changing preventive measure against the Crimean Tatar activists Bekir Degermendzhi and Ruslan Trubach, Bekir Degermendzhi became ill. Crimean Tatar activist was taken away by the ambulance.

On December 5, the so-called "Supreme Court" of the Crimea dismissed a complaint by the defense of the Crimean Tatar activists Asan Chapukh and Kazim Ametov on changing the preventive measure.

It should be noted that those arrested on November 23, Asan Chapukh, Kazim Ametov, Ruslan Trubach and Bekir Degermendzhi, are charged with extortion committed by a group of persons (Part 2 of Article 163 of the Criminal Code).

All four detainees were arrested until January 15, 2018.

Reference: November 23, in the annexed Crimea, searches were carried out in the houses of Asan Chapukh and Amet Asanov in Koreiz; Kurthesit Abdullaev and his brother Eldar were searched in Simferopol (both were detained); Ruslan Trubach was searche in the village of Blyzhne near Feodosia (he was detained with his wife, his wife was then taken away for search).

In the evening of November 23, the occupants released two detained activists, Kurthesit Abdullaev and his brother Eldar.

QHA