Nikolai Polozov, the lawyer of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiyhoz, who has been kept prisoner by the Crimean invaders for a second year in a pretrial detention center on a fabricated charge, appealed to President Petro Poroshenko with a request for assistance in meeting Chiyhoz with his critically ill mother.
Polozov has published the corresponding video message on Facebook.
“I appeal to the President of Ukraine Petro Alekseyevich Poroshenko. I ask you to give an opportunity and reach the Russian authorities to allow Akhtem Chiyhoz to see his mother to say goodbye to her. It is the sacred right of every person and nobody could mock this right".
The lawyer stressed that the Russian authorities were not conductive to Akhtem's meeting with his mother, and only once again had voiced the decision taken by the "court" two weeks ago.
“Ludmila Lubina, the Commissioner for Human Rights in Crimea, with a mandate received from the Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova, called me today, and said that the meeting could be granted, but provided that Akhtem Chiyhoz's sick mother would be brought by ambulance to Simferopol to the detention center”.
The relatives of the political prisoner also reported on June 19 that a representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry came to the Chiyhoz’s mother’s residence with the same proposal.
“This decision is unprincipled, sacrilegious, and inhumane. These people do not understand that Chiyhoz’s mother Alie Abduraimovna currently is unable to get out of bed, and any transportation can kill her ... What is happening now can be only called a mockery”.
Earlier QHA reported that it became known recently about serious illness of Akhtem Chiyhoz's mother Alie Abduraimovna Chiyhoz. The defense of Chiyhoz informed that due to the rapid progression of the disease, time in this situation "counts in days" and applied to the court to allow the political prisoner to say goodbye to his mother. This appeal was rejected.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine demands from the Russian occupation authorities in the Crimea to allow the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiyhoz, who has been kept prisoner by the Crimean invaders for a second year in a pretrial detention center on a fabricated charge, to see his critically ill mother.