"Court" in Crimea refused Prikhodko's appeal. Hearing held in closed session.
The “Supreme Court” of occupied Crimea left Ukrainian activist Oleh Prikhodko under arrest, on accusations of plotting an explosion in the “administration” of the city of Saki.
The lawyer Nazim Sheikhmambetov who had filed a complaint against the decision of the “Kyiv District Court” of Simferopol, extending the arrest of Prikhodko until February 10, 2020, informed Graty publication about the ruling.
The “judicial” hearing was held in closed session. According to investigators, the Ukrainian Prikhodko was allegedly preparing an explosion of the building of the “city hall” of Saki in order to force the “authorities” of Crimea “to incorporating the peninsula into Ukraine.”
The Ukrainian is accused of preparing a terrorist attack and manufacturing explosives, but Prikhodko denies the charges and calls the persecution politically motivated due to his pro-Ukrainian position.
On December 6, the Kyiv District Court of Simferopol extended the arrest of Ukrainian activist Oleh Prikhodko. All petitions of the defense during the hearing were rejected by the “judge” Elena Kholodnaya.
Prikhodko is included in the list of persons “involved in extremist activity or terrorism” of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service of the Russian Federation (Rosfinmonitoring).
The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Lyudmila Denisova, reported that the medications necessary for Oleg Prikhodko were not transferred to the pre-trial detention center where he is kept: he had diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary system.
The Ukrainian activist, accused of allegedly preparing a terrorist attack, was detained on the evening of October 9 in his own house.
“Then the final formula will be modelled [for exchange of prisoners – Ed.]. However, as long as the verification of the majority of the exchange participants has not been carried out, it can be assumed that will be possible to exchange a little more than 200 people in total,” the message says.