December 19, FSB officers detained a resident of Simferopol, Denis Kashuk, in the occupied Crimea on charges of manufacturing explosives. Graty reported about the incident, referring to the wife of the detainee Olga Kashuk and lawyer Nazim Sheikhmambetov. “On December 17, 40-year-old Denis Kashuk went to work in an advertising agency, at 10:00 his cell phone was no longer available. In the evening of the same day, Olga Kashuk was informed that her husband was not at work and she contacted the police. The police arrived at their home at about 10:00 p.m., they drew up a statement about the disappearance of a person, took a photograph and a toothbrush for DNA examination. The next morning, FSB officers searched Kashuk’s dwelling place, during which they reported that Denis Kashuk was suspected of making explosives. As a result of the search, equipment and electronic media were seized,” the report said. The same day, lawyer Islyam Velilyaev met with Kashuk in the FSB building in Simferopol, but he refused his services in writing. “We suspect that the person is in a serious psychological condition and because of this in writing refused the services of a lawyer. The family fears that he was subjected to torture and physical pressure,” said lawyer Nazim Sheikhmambetov. “We fear that he might be forced to incriminate himself under torture,” said Kashuk’s wife. The same day, Kiev District Court of Simferopol was to choose a preventive measure against Kashuk. QHA media reported, that on the evening of October 9, in the annexed Crimea, a pro-Ukrainian activist from the city of Saki Oleg Prikhodko was detained along with his wife Lyubov Prikhodko. On October 28, he was accused of plotting a terrorist act and the illegal manufacture of explosives. On December 6, the arrest of Prikhodko was extended until February 10, 2020.