On Wednesday, July 20, the Kremlin-controlled Crimean Supreme Court, will hold a preliminary hearing on a fabricated ‘February 26 case’ on the alleged mass disorders at the Crimean Parliament building in February 2014, according to a Facabook post by Elmira Ablyalimova, the wife of Ahtem Chiygoz who is a Deputy Chairman of Mejlis and one of the defendants in the case.

- On Wednesday, July 20 at 10.00, the Supreme Court of the Crimea (2, Pavlenko Str.) will hold a hearing in the ‘February 26 case’ - she wrote.

On May 27, the so-called Supreme Court of the Crimea rejected the appeal against the decision to extend the detention of Ahtem Chiygoz, the Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, until July 22.

Chiygoz has been kept in the Simferopol detention center since the end of January 2015. He is charged with Part 1 of Article 212 of the Russian Criminal Code (‘organizing mass disorder’), which provides deprivation of liberty for a term of 10 years.

There are six accused in the criminal case on the riots during a rally outside the Supreme Council of Crimea on February 26, 2014. Three of them, Ahtem Chiygoz, Mustafa Degermendzhi and Ali Asanov, are held in custody in the Simferopol  detention center - 1, and the rest, Eskender Kantemirov,  Arsen Yunusov and Eskender Emirvaliev are awaiting the sentence at home, being out on bail.