Witnesses, brought by the prosecution in the case against the Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz and accusing him in encouraging violence during a rally on February 26, 2014, are lying. Such a conclusion can be made on the basis of video material, demonstrated at the 71st session of the "trial" in the case, according to the statement on the Facebook page of Ahtem Chiygoz’s lawyer Nikolai Polozov.
“The behavior of Ahtem Chiygoz, recorded with the impartial camera, did not show actions described by the witness Eyvaz Umerov and aimed at encouraging the protesters to resort to violence and calls for "Beat" and "Push". It is obvious that this testimony is perjury.”
At the previous court hearing the lawyer Nikolai Polozov found that, according to the video recordings of the prosecution in the case against the Deputy Head of the Mejlis Ahtem Chiygoz, the future collaborators behaved similarly to pro-Ukrainian participants of the meeting on February 26. However, only Ahtem Chiygoz was in the dock and not a single representative of the opposing side, which can be interpreted as double standards of the occupation "court."