Lawyer Nikolai Polozov, who defends the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz, commented on the thirty ninth court meeting.
According to a human rights activist, the prosecution witnesses in no way confirmed the actual "guilt" of the detainee Chiygoza occupiers.
“Two witnesses were questioned. The first was a prosecution witness Parasyuk, the police officer of the Nizhnegorsky district, in February 2014 he was employed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. He said that the day before the rally he received a telegram from Simferopol, ordering to provide 10 police officers to guard the building of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. They came to the site and lined up by the pro-Ukrainian rally. He said that there were no incidents, and the people were calm. He also noted that he saw a stampede started, and a gas cloud formed in the middle of crowd, but he could not see who spread it. He did not see Ahtem Chiygoz that day so can not say anything about his actions."
The second prosecution witness was Elvira Jalal who was a journalist of "Black Sea TRC" at the time the event. Now she is a specialist in the "State Council."
“She went past the pro-Ukrainian rally and nobody acted aggressively. Press representative met with the deputies, and went to the balcony, where she saw that the crush began. Someone broke into the building but she could not see who. While leaving the building, she saw broken furniture. She did not know who broke the furniture as well,” the lawyer said.
Ahtem Chiygoz was detained by the occupying law enforcement officials and charged with rioting on February 26, 2014 in Simferopol. According to the lawyer of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis, the process of providing evidence by the prosecution is continuing.