Contents tagged with Akhtem Chiygoz
The People's Deputy of Ukraine and Chairman of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov said during a press briefing on Wednesday, October 25 that the release of Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz relates to the decision of the International Court of Justice."There is no concession on the part of Putin. This is a partial fulfillment by them of the decision they cannot fail to fulfill. It is the interim decision of the International Court of Justice from April 2017 on two conventions …
The Russian authorities have handed over Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz to Turkey, Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev told Ukrayinska Pravda.
The two deputy heads of the Mejlis were flown to Ankara.
Umerov and Chiygoz’s release became possible thanks to the agreements achieved as a result of Turkish President Recep Erdoğan ’s visit to Ukraine.
The lawyer Nikolai Polozov confirmed this information on Facebook.
“The thing we have been waiting for for so long has happened. Two more …
The European Parliament (EP) has called on the European Union (EU) to expand the list of economic and personal sanctions against Russia and those involved in the persecution of the Crimean Tatars, as well as other Ukrainian hostages of the Kremlin.
The corresponding item is included in drafts of five registered resolutions of the legislative body of the EU concerning the cases of Crimean Tatar leaders Akhtem Chiygoz, Ilmi Umerov and journalist Mykola Semena, Ukrinform reports.
"The European …
German Human Rights Commissioner Bärbel Kofler is outraged at the eight year prison sentence given to Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz on September 11 in the Kremlin-controlled Crimean court, as announced on September 13 by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The sentence is a further reduction of rights of the Crimean Tatars on the peninsula following the Russian annexation,” Kofler observed.
Kofler called it unacceptable to put people in prison for expressing their political opinion. …
The Kremlin-controlled Supreme Court of annexed Crimea sentenced Akhtem Chiygoz, one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatar people, to 8 years of general regime imprisonment, Krym.Realii reports.
The court made the ruling on September 11, informing Chiygoz’ lawyer Oleksandr Lesovy of the special ruling after multiple delays.
Roughly 100 people came to support Chiygoz in court.
President Petro Poroshenko condemned the sentence, posting on Facebook:
“The Akhtem Chiygoz case is yet another …
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry believes that the extension of the arrest of Akhtem Chiygoz, one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatar movement, until October 8, is further evidence of injustice in the annexed Crime, as stated by Mariana Betsa, official spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, in a comment for Krym Realii.
“The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry decisively condemns the occupation authorities of the Crimea for extending the preventive measures with respect to the detention of …