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Crimean authorities want to open criminal case against lawyer of Mejlis Deputy Polozov

Source : 112 Ukraine

Pre-investigation checks on two articles are proceeding, lawyer considers this fact the pressure on the defense
19:33, 16 October 2016

Twitter Nikolai Polozov

Against the lawyer Nikolay Polozov annexed Crimea authorities are going to open a criminal case. This was stated by the lawyer said in an interview to hromadske.ua.

"Against me Crimean authorities are now going open a criminal case. There are  pre-investigation checks on two articles - 319 th and 297 of the Criminal Code ("insulting the authorities" and "contempt of court and the participants of the process"). It seems as from my name had been posted publications on the Internet in relation to the prosecutor on the case of Chiygoz ", - he said.

Polozov considers this fact the pressure on the defense. According to him, the Russian authorities on his example, want to show that protecting Crimean Tatars is dangerous, as well as to protect Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia.

"If finally they will be able to" push on "me and to initiate criminal proceedings, it will be a very unfortunate signal to everyone. It will mean that people will remain without protection. I hope this will not happen. While I'm not going to stop my work in Crimea, I continue to defend Ahtem Chiygoz and I hope that in the dispute "Who is stronger, I or the Russian authorities" I would be stronger ", - said the lawyer.

Related: Almost 9000 Crimean residents received Ukrainian passports after annexation , - Migration Service

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