SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

During the twenty-sixth court session on the case of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz, a new hearing of the appeal on the extension of the defendant’s detention was unexpectedly appointed for the same day, according to the lawyer Nikolai Polozov.

He also noted that the defense has not been notified of such plans in advance.

As QHA reported earlier, the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz cannot attend the hearings on his case due to the discriminatory rules on the defendant’s remote participation in the first instance trials.
Previously, the so-called Court of Crimea made a decision to extend the detention of Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz until 8 January 2017.

September 21, the "Chiygoz case" - a trumped-up trial of the Mejlis Deputy Chairman of Ahtem Chiygoz - took another twist following the evidence given by Vladimir Leontiev, the spouse of V.D. Koreneva, deceased at the rally on February 26, 2014. He said he does not blame Ahtem Chiygoz for the death of his wife.

The Crimean "authorities" decided to consider the case of the Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Ahtem Chiygoz separate from the so-called "February 26 case."

QHA