Kremlin-controlled Crimean court extended the period of detention for the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Akhtem Chiyhoz until October 8, 2017, the lawyer Nikolai Polozov reported.
“Crimean judges have extended the detention of Akhtem Chiyhoz until October 8, 2017.”
Earlier, on June 20 the witness of the defense RF senator from the annexed Crimea Sergei Tsekov, who was a deputy of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on February 26, 2014, was interrogated at a court session on the case against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Akhtem Chiyhoz. Tsekov did not testify against Chiyhoz.
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. 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 messages to compatriots, Chiyhoz thanked them for their support and called "not to be afraid of anything in their native land."