The so-called "Supreme Court" of Crimea upheld the decision of the Kiev District Court of Simferopol to refuse to issue a copy of the decision for Vadim Siruk’s lawyers on the appointment of the phonographic expertise, Emil Kurbedinov posted on his Facebook page.
“Appeal of Vadim Siruk on the actions of the FSB investigator, who refused to give him and his lawyer a copy of a procedural document on the appointment of the expertise, was upheld by the Supreme Court,” he wrote.
The judge did not take into account the arguments of the defense.
September 26, two court hearings were held to consider the appeals of Emir-Usein Kuku and Vadim Siruk on the decision of the Kiev District Court to extend their detention in custody until December 8, 2016. The Court did not grant the appeals and left Emir-Usein Kuku and Vadim Siruk in jail for a total of nine months and twenty-eight days.
February 11, a wave of searches swept through the Crimean Tatars’ houses seeking to discredit them as "terrorists." The security forces often acted aggressively – broke windows and forcibly took away people. During the interrogation, the detainees were asked whether they or their friends are terrorists, whether they are engaged in any extremist organization and are going to Syria.
Eight of the twelve detainees have already been released, while Emir Usein Kuku, Vadim Siruk, Enver Bekirov and Muslim Aliev are still being held in custody. All of them were socially active citizens. In particular, prior to being arrested Emir Usein Kuku was engaged in human rights activities and recorded the human rights violations in Crimea.