Crimean ‘courts’ to consider 72 cases of detained Crimean Tatars over day

18:38, 18 December 2017

The court of the annexed Crimea considers 72 cases of Crimean Tatars, detained over the last two months in the occupied peninsula. Iryna Gerashchenko, first deputy speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, posted this on Facebook.

Almost all hearings concern the Crimean Tatars who were detained after single protests against searches and arrests of their fellows in Simferopol and other towns across the peninsula. Their protests were considered ‘uncoordinated with the local government’.

Back then, Crimean Tatars protested against the groundless accusations of terrorism and extremism.