SIMFEROPOL/ AQMESCIT (QHA) -

Decision is canceled to reject filing criminal proceedings against Nikolay Polozov under three articles of the RF Criminal Code - Part 2 of Art. 294, Part. 1 of Art. 297, Art. 319, (Interference in any form in the activity of the prosecutor, investigator or person conducting the inquiry, with a view to obstructing the thorough, complete and objective investigation of the case, Contempt of Court, expressed in insulting the participants in the proceedings, Public insulting a government official in the performance of his duties or in connection with their execution), the lawyer informed on his Facebook page.

“Cheered too early. Decision to reject initiating criminal proceedings against me under three articles of the RF Criminal Code - Part 2 of Art. 294, Part. 1 of Art. 297, Art. 319, is canceled, and the RF Central Investigation Department in the Republic of Crimea awaits me again for questioning as part of the pre-investigation checks. In general, the protection of human rights in the Crimea is responsible and dangerous task, believe me.”

Previously QHA reported that the FSB has put pressure on Polozov in connection with the case against Ilmi Umerov: the investigation is trying to withdraw the status of lawyer from Nikolay Polozov and interrogate him as a witness, making the defence of Umerov in court impossible. The Investigative Committee on initiative of the Crimean "Prosecutor's office" puts pressure on the lawyer as well.

Nikolai Polozov believes that the case against him is not just an attempt to break him alone, but a desire to show the rest of the Crimean lawyers the consequences of their human rights activities.

QHA