Another court hearing on the case against Ahtem Chyigoz, where the Crimean Tatars intended to come, was canceled in Simferopol, according to the message of the lawyer Nikolai Polozov on Twitter.
“We just got a call from the Supreme Court of Crimea. The court session on the case against Ahtem Chiygoz today will not be held for "technical reasons"," Polozov wrote.
Later, the journalist of Radio Liberty, Anton Naumlyuk noted that the Crimean Tatars who gathered near the court building planned to lay flowers to one of the memorial plaques in memory of the victims of the 1944 Deportation after the court meeting.
Now two police buses are standing naer the building of the "Supreme Court" of Crimea.
Earlier, QHA reported that in the morning in Bakhchysarai an unknown car with a St. George ribbon on the windshield blocked the approach to the memorial plaque commemorating the victims of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people.
Reference: May 18, 1944, deportation of Crimean Tatars began in the Crimea. Soviet power accused the whole nation of cooperation with Nazi Germany during World War II. Thousands of Crimean Tatars were taken to Central Asia. During the trip and the first year of exile, more than 30,000 people died from hunger and disease. Crimean Tatars were allowed to return to their homeland in the Crimea only in 1989.
On November 12, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a resolution recognizing the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as genocide of the Crimean Tatar people. In October 2016 Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea initiated the investigation into the deportation of the Crimean Tatars.
PHOTO: Anton Naumlyuk