Crimean “Supreme Court” extended the arrest of political prisoner Edem Bekirov.
The Crimean Tatar will remain in jail until October 11, 2019, - Crimean Process reports.
At the hearing, his lawyers Aleksey Ladin and Islyam Velilyaev petitioned to change a restrictive measure of Bekirov to house arrest.
The defense party pointed out that Bekirov’s disease is on the list of diseases preventing to be held in pre-trial detention centers, as well as provided a medical report attached to the criminal case file.
Also, the lawyer Ladin submitted to the court a resolution of the European Parliament , where he urges the Russian Federation to release all illegally and arbitrarily detained Ukrainian citizens being in prisons of Russia and temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
The chronology of today's “trial” process was also recorded by the human rights community Crimean Solidarity.
Edem Bekirov is incriminating under two articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation: Art. 222, Part 2 and Art. 222.1, Part 2 (Illegal Acquisition, Transfer, Sale, Storage, Transportation, or Bearing of Firearms, Its Basic Parts, Ammunition, Explosives, and Explosive Devices).
The day before the “trial” of Eden Bekirov, the Ukraine’s Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova called on the international community to release the Kremlin prisoner. She demanded not further Bekirov`s detention in the pre-trial detention center and urged to comply the decision of the Human Rights European Court regarding him.
In the morning, on December 12, 2018, Edem Bekirov was detained by Russian security forces at the entrance point to Crimea. He stated that he entered the peninsula to visit his 78-year-old mother and relatives. The next day, the Kiev District Court of Simferopol detained Bekirov. The term of arrest of a political prisoner should have been endedon August 12.