The head of the Central Election Commission of the Crimean Tatar Qurultai Zair Smedlyaev announced on his Facebook page that the next hearing in the "February 26" case against Mustafa Degermendzhi and Ali Asanov is due to be held on October 17, at 3 pm.

“The next hearing into the case of Degermendzhi and Asanov is scheduled for October 17 at 3 pm. Mustafa Degermendzhi and Ali Asanov had their detention extended until January 7, 2017,” he posted. 

Mustafa Degermendzhi and Ali Asanov are the defendants in the "February 26" case. 

Six persons are charged with involvement in mass riots during a rally held outside the Crimean Supreme Council on February 26, 2014. Three of them, Ahtem Chiygoz, Mustafa Degermenzhi and Ali Asanov, are being held in Simferopol’s pre-trial detention center No.1, while the other three, Eskender Kantemirov, Arsen Yunusov and Eskender Emirvaliyev, have been released on bail and are awaiting trial.

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