Yesterday, August 3, Akhtem Chyigoz received letters of support in the pre-trial detention center for the first time in two and a half years, lawyer Nikolai Polozov informed on Facebook.
"A whole pile for all this time. Letters with words of support from Ukraine, Russia and other countries. Akhtem Chiygoz asked to convey his gratitude to all those who supported him. The support of political prisoners gives them strength in the struggle, gives hope for victory.”
Also Polozov reminded that it is possible to send a letter to Akhtem Chiygoz at the address:
FKU SIZO-1 UFSIN of Russia in the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol
295006, Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, 4 Lenina Blvd.,
Chiygoz Akhtem Zeytullaevich
ФКУ СИЗО-1 УФСИН России по Республике Крым и г. Севастополю
295006, Республика Крым, г. Симферополь, бул. Ленина, 4
Чийгозу Ахтему Зейтуллаевичу
Reference: Akhtem Chiygoz was detained in January 2015 in the Crimea, on accusations of organizing and participating in mass riots on February 26, 2014. Then, outside the building of the Supreme Council of Crimea, a rally was held in support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. He has been detained for more than two years in the remand prison. The Chiygoz case is considered by the court within the framework of a falsified "case of February 26".
In a comment to QHA correspondent, a Russian lawyer Mark Feigin described two possible options for the release of Akhtem Chiygoz. The first of them is his transfer to serve his sentence in Ukraine under the convention on the extradition of prisoners. The second option, according to Feigin, is the exchange of Chiygoz for a Russian military detained in Ukraine.