Ahtem Chiygoz can be accused of extremism, Nikolai Polozov, one of the Chiygoz’s lawyers, told a press conference.

- I think this halt of prosecution is due to the claim lodged by Poklonskaya to recognize the Mejlis an extremist organization. I do not rule out the possibility that prosecution against Ahtem Chiygozu will be strengthened with extremism charges. It is obvious that in any normal court these trials would have been stopped at the preliminary investigation stage, but here we see new charges being trumped up on purpose, said Polozov.

According to him, new charges can be imposed on Ahtem Chiygoz and this depends only on the imagination of the Russian authorities, but, most likely, extremism will be among them.

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