May 23, Razdolnensky court in the annexed Crimea raised the issue of extending the restraint measure to Ukrainian activist Vladimir Baluh, the lawyer Dmitry Dinze reported.
The human rights activist noted that this situation is abnormal as the “court” independently initiated the extension of the restraint measure, while this is the responsibility of the prosecution.
Earlier QHA reported that December 8 FSB searched the houses of Vladimir Baluh and his mother in Serebryanka village. Following the search, the Ukrainian activist was detained for the possession of 90 rounds of ammunition and TNT blocks, allegedly found in the attic of his house.
March 2, the judge of the Razdolnensky District Court Maria Bedritskaya extended the detention term to Ukrainian activist Vladimir Balukh until June 4, 2017.
Previously, in 2013, the Crimean Vladimir Baluh placed a Ukrainian flag outside his home. April 30, 2015, he was visited by the Russian-controlled law enforcement officers. Then he was suspected of stealing parts from the T-74 tractor. However, Baluh refused to talk with representatives of the Federal Security Service and was in hiding for 11 days. At this time, law enforcement officials turned his house upside down as well as his mother's house and removed the flag of Ukraine.