Ten Crimean Tatars detained during the searches in the premises of Marlen Mustafaev were released from a five-day arrest. This was reported by the lawyer Mykola Polozov on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
“Detained people were released. Four of them were released yesterday. As for the other six, the exact time of their arrest was not recorded, so the law enforcers were dragging it till the end of the day. People are happy they are free, but there are no guarantees they won’t be detained tomorrow with legal grounds” lawyer said.
The case of Chyigoz is supposed to finish in March, according to Polozov.
“The prosecution has been presenting evidence for six months. I think that they will finish in March, and the defense may call witnesses and submit evidence. For now it is clear that the evidence completely refutes guilt,” Polozov said.
Today, the human rights in Crimea are more often violated, according to the journalist of Radio Svoboda, Anton Naumlyuk.
Earlier it was reported that over 20 Crimean Tatars were detained in the annexed Crimea. Those people were present during the searches in the premises of the local resident Marlen Mustafaev. This was reported by the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov on his page in the networks.
Earlier the police officers claimed that all the people who gathered there were breaking the law on holding public events. The search on Marlen’s premises started at about 8 am, he himself was arrested on his way to work and taken to the Center for Combating Extremism. His house was surrounded by the special forces agents and the street was blocked. The officers do not give any explanations for such actions.