“Court” in Crimea ruled to put all Crimean Tatars detained yesterday in remand prison. They will be under arrest until August 5
The Kremlin-controlled Kiev District Court of Simferopol chose a measure of restraint against Crimean Tatars Ruslan Nagayev, Ruslan Mesutov, Lenur Khalilov and Eldar Kantimirov who were detained during searches on June 10.
According to the public association Crimean Solidarity, all of them were arrested until August 5.
All the defense arguments that were offered to the court: all the characterizing materials that gave the court the opportunity to choose a different, milder preventive measure for my client were not accepted by the court, said Khalilov’s lawyer Refat Yunus.
According to Kantimirov’s lawyer Ayder Azamatov, his client has four young children. He is the only breadwinner in the family, which also includes his elderly parents.
Previously, Kantimirov was subject to administrative proceedings for a one-person picket near his house, which he started disagreeing with the arbitrariness of the security forces in relation to the Crimean Tatars.
Yesterday, the Simferopol “court” ruled to keep in custody Riza Omerov, Enver Omerov, Ayder Dzhepparov and Eskender Suleymanov until August 5. Eight Crimean Tatars were detained on June 10 during mass searches in Alushta and its suburbs, as well as in the Bilohirsk and Simferopol districts. They are all accused of “participating in the activities of a terrorist organization” (Parts 1 and 2 of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).