Unjustified conviction of Crimean Tatar leader Chiygoz latest example of ongoing oppression in Russia-occupied #Crimea. #CrimeaisUkraine pic.twitter.com/8arZskhw5KOn Sept. 11, t he Supreme Court of Russia-occupied Crimea sentenced Chiygoz to eight years in prison.
- U.S. Embassy Kyiv (@USEmbassyKyiv) 12 вересня 2017 р.
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.