In the occupied Crimea, the "court" delivered its verdict in the "Vedzhie Kashka case" on alleged extortion against Bekir Degermendzhi, Asan Chapukh, Kazim Ametov and Ruslan Trubach, and extended the preventive measure for the accused for two more months, the public association Crimean solidarity reported on Facebook.

“The terms of detention for all illegally arrested people were extended for 2 months," reads the message.

The Crimean solidarity further noted that the judge rejected the challenge to the prosecutor, which was filed by the lawyer Edem Semedlyaev and the rest of the judges supported it. To this, Asan Chapukh wanted to declare a challenge to the judge, but did not manage to.

“After that Asan Aga Chapukh wanted to challenge the judge, but did not have time - the judge hastily left the courtroom.”

Near the building of the "court" activists collected funds in support of the Crimean marathon.

A closed session on the "Vedzhie Kashka case" began on January 12 in the occupied Crimea.

It should be noted that Asan Chapukh and three other detainees - Kazim Ametov, Ruslan Trubach and Bekir Degermendzhi - are charged with extortion committed by a group of people (Part 2, Article 163 of the RF Criminal Code).

Earlier, the Kiev district court of Simferopol ruled on the measure of restraint against the Crimean Tatar activist Bekir Degermendzhi who was detained on November 23 after the searches. He was arrested until January 15, 2018.

Reference: on November 23 in the annexed Crimea searched were conducted in the homes of Asan Chapukh and Amet Asanov in Koreiz; Kurtseit Abdullaev and his brother Eldar were searched 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).

In the evening of November 23, the occupants released two detained activists - Kurtseit Abdullayev and his brother Eldar.