Released deputy head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Akhtem Chiygoz said the Kremlin regime was forced to hand him and Ilmi Umerov over to Ukraine under pressure of global leaders.
Deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiygoz said he intends to keep fighting for human rights in Ukraine and release of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia after he returns to Ukraine.
Crimean Tatar leaders, deputy heads of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chyigoz will leave for Ukraine from Turkey.
Members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, who had been illegally sentenced by Russian occupants in annexed Crimea, have been extradited to Turkey.
The European Parliament has urged the EU to expand a list of economic and personal sanctions against Russia and those involved in the persecution of the Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainian hostages of the Kremlin.
The U.S. Department of State says it's deeply troubled by the conviction and eight-year sentence handed down on Sept. 10 in Crimea to the Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Akhtem Chiygoz in connection with baseless charges.
The United States has condemned the sentencing of deputy chairman of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars Akhtem Chiygoz.
The Supreme Court of Russia-occupied Crimea has sentenced Akhtem Chiygoz, deputy chairman of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars, to eight years in prison.
International NGO Amnesty International has called for immediate release of Crimean Tatar activists detained in Simferopol and stopping prosecution of dissidence in the occupied peninsula.
During the trial against Akhtem Chyigoz, a leader of Crimean Tatar people, the so-called "prosecutor" representing the occupying authorities of Crimea was constantly speculating on the ethnicity of the defendants.
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.
Well-known Russian lawyer Nikolay Polozov was detained by members of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), who took him to the agency’s directorate for an interview.
On Tuesday, Aug. 23, the so-called Russian-controlled “Supreme Court” of the occupied Crimea continued hearing the case against Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars Ahtem Chyigoz filed into the “events of Feb. 26.”
A court in Russian-occupied Crimea decided to keep deputy head of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars Akhtem Chiygoz in custody.
Following the example of Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz, the invaders prosecute other representatives of the Crimean Tatar people in attempts to intimidate and bring them to heel.