During the hearing of "February 26 case" in the Kremlin-controlled Central District Court of the occupied Simferopol, the prosecutor announced a new version of the indictment. This was reported by Crimea.Realities agency.
In particular, the document says that the deputy head of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Akhtem Chiygoz, is the "organizer of mass riots" under the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea.
Also, the indictment states that the defendants Mustafa Degermendji, Ali Asanov, Eskender Emirvaliyev, Talyat Yunusov and Eskender Kantemirov, obeying "the demands passed by Mejlis leadership crudely violated public order, acting with violence."
The next hearing of the "February 26 case" was scheduled for January 11, 2018.
As it was reported earlier the ‘February 26 case’ is the infamous case of several Crimean Tatar activists detained by the Russian ‘authorities’ of Crimea in 2014; the protesters are suspected of ‘organization and participation in the mass disturbances in Crimea on February 26, 2014’, when the Crimean Tatars tried to prevent the occupation of the peninsula by Russian troops and the overthrowing of the Ukrainian authority there. Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermenji were arrested in April and May 2014, respectively.
Earrlier the court of Simferopol extended the detention period for Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermenji. Thus, the detained Crimean Tatars will stay behind the bars until January 7, 2017.