The court of occupied Simferopol decided to arrest Nariman Dzhelyalov, the Deputy Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people. The official will remain behind the bars for the next two months. Crimean Solidarity human rights protection group reported that on September 6.
According to the activists, the prosecutor claimed that Dzhelyalov was accused of a serious crime and could flee from justice. THe defense team, in turn, rejected these arguments and asked the court to choose house arrest as pre-trial restriction measure. However, the judges supported the prosecution. Deputy Head of the Mejlis claimed that the accusations against him were not duly proved, and the prosecution was trying to isolate him from society.
On September 4, local law enforcers searched Dzhelyalov's house and apprehended him. It appears that he was accused of sabotage. The Office of Envoy of President of Ukraine in Crimea connects this proseuction with the fact that Dzhelyalov participated in the session of Crimean Platform.