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Balukh has limited access to his criminal case, - Chiygoz

Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Balukh has already written his disagreement with such actions
10:09, 18 August 2018

Radio Liberty

Volodymyr Balukh, a Ukrainian activist and a political prisoner was limited in access to the contents of the criminal case by which he was charged. Akhtem Chiygoz, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis claimed this in the commentary to Krym.Realii. 

According to him, the act where Balukh wrote his disagreement with such actions is composed. 

‘They are willing to condemn quickly and expel Balukh from Crimea,’ Chiygoz said. 

Related: Balukh is removed from prison to consult case file

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. 

Earlier 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. 

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