Ukrainian prosecutors to judge witnesses in ‘Chiygoz case’

Source : 112 Ukraine

Former MPs of Crimean Parliament may face trial for ‘state treason’
22:43, 8 August 2017

Akhtem Chyigoz

Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is going to judge two ex-MPs pf Crimean Parliament. Serhiy Tsekov and Olga Kovitidi may face trial for state treason, as the Ukrainian authority put it.

According to Krym.Realii outlet, these two officials are among those who testified against Crimean Tatar activist Akhtem Chiygoz – the deputy leader of the Mejlis, detained by Russian law enforcers and judged for ‘mass disturbances’ near the Crimean Parliament in February 2014.

Gyunduz Mamedov, the member of Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, said these officials went for another trumped-up accusation, trying to oppress Chiygoz for his political views. ‘The pre-trial investigation is underway, so no additional information can be provided,’ he said.

Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is the Ukrainian authority, which has the power to initiate criminal proceedings in cases related to the occupation of Crimea in 2014.

As is known, Akhtem Chiygoz, the deputy leader of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people was detained in January 2015. He is charged with organization and participation in the mass disturbance near the building of the Crimean parliament; these events took place in February 2014, as disguised units of the Russian regular army captured Crimea. Chiygoz is one of the six Crimean Tatar activists who faced charges in this particular case.

Related: Chiygoz case: Crimean ‘prosecutor’ demands eight years in prison as punishment

Related: Ukraine’s Ombudsman to meet Chyigoz and two other prisoners in Crimea

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