Sentence of deputy chairman of Crimean Tatar Mejlis Akhtem Chiygoz is absolutely illegal and will be challenged in the European Court of Human Rights, according to the statement by the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs of Ukraine.
“Ministry of temporarily occupied territories and IDPs Ukraine condemns the criminal acts of the Russian Federation, which used repressions against deputy chairman of Mejlis Akhtem Chiygoz in the occupied by the country Crimea. Imprisoning the citizen of Ukraine is absolutely illegal and will be challenged in the European Court of Human Rights,” the message says.
The ministry added that those involved in Chiygoz’s arrest, including FSB, Russian prosecution employees, and judges will bear responsibility according to the international law.
As it was reported earlier, Chyigoz had been held in the pre-trial detention facility for over 18 months. He was charged with "organization of and participation in the mass disturbances near the Crimean Parliament" on February 26, 2014. For this "offense", the Crimean court sentenced him for eight years of imrisonment.