The Russian authorities do not initiate a case on the death of a veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, Vedzhie Kashka, lawyer Nikolai Polozov reported on his Facebook page.
“Russian authorities still do not investigate the circumstances of the death of Vedzhie Kashka. The inspections are continuing, verifications are being conducted, but the case has not been initiated and is not being investigated. Unfortunately, when they need it, they are able to resort to all their bureaucratic skills and stall for time," he wrote.
The lawyer stressed that the independent investigation is continuing and "will be brought to the end."
Earlier, Nikolai Polozov visited the grave of Vedzhie Kashka in the annexed Crimea and announced the beginning of his own investigation into her death.
Previously, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation refused to initiate criminal proceedings on the fact of the murder of Vedzhie Kashka.
The so-called investigator of the Investigative Committee N. Balashova, who is conducting an inquiry into the fact of death of Vedzhie Kashka, said that the verification was resumed.
Polozov said that after the check, the "investigator" would again have to decide whether to initiate or refuse to open a criminal case.