: Ukrainians under arrest in Russian-occupied Crimea
Crime15:29 Mar. 25, 2016

Ukrainians under arrest in Russian-occupied Crimea

Public prosecution office demands 15 year sentence for Crimean Tatar activists

The vice-chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis as well as two others will remain arrested until April 24th. This is according to the public prosecution office of the Russian-occupied Crimea.

Ahtem Chyigoz and two other Crimean Tatar activists are accused of organizing mass demonstrations in Simferopol two years ago.

Watch also Waking up world to Russian persecution of Crimean Tatars

The Russian prosecution is demanding 15 years behind bars for all of the accused. The defence lawyer Mykola Polozov says the case against his Ukrainian clients is totally fabricated.

Watch also Road To Crimea: Ukraine's struggle continues as occupation enters third year

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