Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh was beaten up and threatened to get killed in the Simferopol remand center. Akhtem Chiygoz, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars claimed this to Krym.Realii on September 14.
According to the Deputy Chairman, Balukh was taken out from his cell, severely beaten up and is threatened to get killed.'
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.