Ahtem Chyigoz hearings continued in the 'court' of occupied Crimea

18:56, 24 October 2016

The court of the occupied Crimea continues the case of Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chyigoz. The session will kicked off in Simferopol on Monday at 9.30. All testimonies of victims and interrogation of witnesses against the accused are completed.

Chyigoz's lawyer Nikolai Polozov supposes that interrogation of witnesses may take several more court hearings.

Chyigoz has been held in the pre-trial detention facility for 18 months now. He is charged with ‘organization and participation in the mass disturbances near the Crimean Parliament’ on February 26, 2014. By that time two Crimean Tatar leaders Dzhemilev and Chubarov were banned from entering the peninsula.