SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

March 16, Razdolnensky Court of Crimea started considering the case against the Ukrainian activist Vladimir Baluh on the merits. The indictment has already been delivered and four witnesses of the prosecution interviewed. Few observers and journalists attended the trial, a Russian human rights activist Aleksandra Krylenkova reported on Facebook.

In particular, among the witnesses interrogated were Baluh's fellow villager and Baluh's wife Natalia, who told about the search in their house, and pointed that she was not present at the "discovering of material evidence".

A police officer, who was guarding Baluh during the search, was also interrogated, as well as the Deputy Head of the police, who said that the law enforcement arrived in the village of Serebryanka in a house at "18, Heavenly Hundred Street". Interestingly, Baluh himself installed such a sign on his house. The official address is at Mira Street.

“The next meeting of the "court" will be held on March 20 at 11:00. The court ruled to forcefully deliver Vladimir’s son, who is in South America, at this meeting,” Krylenkova said.

Earlier, journalist Anton Naumlyuk said that the court's permission to search the house of Ukrainian activist Vladimir Baluh was issued a month before the search.

Earlier QHA reported that December 8 FSB searched the house of Vladimir Baluh. 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, Vladimir Baluh placed a Ukrainian flag outside his home. April 30, 2015, the Crimean 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.

PHOTO: Internet, Aleksandra Krylenkova

QHA