Russian lawyer Nikolai Polozov made a statement during a hearing in the " Ahtem Chiygoz case " over the attempts by the so-called Crimean authorities to launch a case against him. A video record of the statement, captured after the trial, was posted to Facebook by the CEC Head of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar People, Zair Smedlyaev.

I told the court that such actions are nothing more than a means of political pressure. Of course, they are a response to my legal activity in court and social activities in the territory of the Crimea as a whole. The Russian government uses my example to show the other attorneys, lawyers and human rights activists that people like me are undesirable, as well as that it‘s dangerous to protect the Crimean Tatars, said Polozov.

He went on to say the court has introduced his statements to the report.

Yesterday, September, 19 it was decided in the annexed Crimea to launch a case against a Russian lawyer Nicholay Polozov. The lawyer wrote on Facebook the court suspects him of presumably writing a post to Facebook describing Aleksander Dombrowski, the state prosecutor in the case of the Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ahtem Chiygoz, with the words "small, insignificant."