The report of the international expert group "The Case of February 26" contains conclusions confirming that there are no signs of a crime in the actions of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiygoz on February 26, 2014, Chiygoz’s lawyer Nikolai Polozov informed on Facebook.
“Conclusion of the International group of experts: There are no signs of a crime in the actions of Chiygoz,” the lawyer wrote, attaching the copies of the report on the social network.
March 28, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine demanded Russia to stop the prosecution of Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chyigoz in the annexed Crimea, calling his case political.
“The so-called "hearings" once again point to the political nature of the Chyigoz case. We demand to stop this farce and release Ahtem," Betsa wrote on Twitter.
Akhtem Chyigoz was detained in January 2015 in the Crimea, on accusations of organizing and participating in mass riots on February 26, 2014. Then, ourside 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, awaiting sentencing. At the "court" he repeatedly stated that he does not admit his guilt and intends to fight to the end for the truth. In his addresses to compatriots, he thanked them for their support and called for "not to be afraid of anything in their native land."