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 Occupational court of Crimea declined political prisoner Chiygoz's request to see his dying mother

Kremlin-controlled so-called 'High court' of the occupied Crimea on June 15 again refuted a request by Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz to be allowed to see his mother, who is terminally ill.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Krym-Realii, Chiygoz's lawyer Nikolay Polozov has called on the global community to influence the occupational court of Crimea.

"The global community should address their governments and demand the Russian authorities to keep up with humanitarian norms, not allow inhuman treatment of Chiygoz, and demand to let him say good bye to his dying mother!" Polozov wrote.

Earlier, the court had declined the prisoner's request to allow him seeing his mother.

The illness of political prisoner Chiygoz's mother was earlier announced by head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, MP Refat Chubarov.

Read more: Mock trial of Chyigoz underway in occupied Crimea: 'affected' Ukrainian ex-police officers give testimony

On Aug. 2, 2016 Russian-controlled Supreme Court of Crimea started to consider materially "the case of Feb. 26" against Akhtem Chiygoz. Earlier, on July 20, 2016, during hearing in camera, the court divided "the case of Feb. 26" into two separate cases: one against Akhtem Chiygoz and another against the rest of the defendants.

After Crimea was occupied by Russia, Kremlin puppets started trials against Crimean Tatar activists who participated in protests in support of Ukraine's territorial integrity. The events took place on Feb. 26, 2014. According to occupant authorities, two protesters were killed in a stampede, 79 people received injuries. Those detained in connection with the case - Akhtem Chiygoz, Ali Asanov, and Mustafa Degermendzhy - were named political prisoners by Russian Memorial human rights center.
 
 
 
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