Contents tagged with Akhtem Chiygoz

  • Crimean Tatar leader Umerov: Our release from Russian prison was a result of an agreement between Putin and Erdogan

    The deputies of the Mejlis Chairman of the Crimean Tatar people, Ilmi Umerov and Ahtem Chiygoz, who were released from detention in the annexed Crimea, were not informed of the terms of possible agreements between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan, Ilmi Umerov indicated to Krym.Realii.

    "We were not told about it. This is an agreement between Erdogan and Putin. We have not yet seen the decrees on our release. We do not know on what basis, under what conditions it has been done. It is …

  • Media: Turkey exchanged Crimean Tatar leaders Chiygoz and Umerov for two Russian agents

    The Turkish government has exchanged Akhtem Chiygoz, deputy head of the Crimean Tatar people’s Mejlis, and Ilmi Umerov for two Russians accused of espionage, as announced on the Turkish TV channel Haberturk with reference to court documents.

    The Russians Alexander Smirnov and Yury Anisimov were arrested in Turkey in April 2016. They were accused of planning the murder of Chechen dissidents and have been in custody until recently.

    On October 25, the Russian authorities handed Umerov and …

  • Chubarov: freeing of Umerov and Chiygoz is not a concession but Russia’s implementation of the demands of UN courts

    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 …

  • Crimean Tatar leaders Umerov and Chiygoz handed over to Turkey thanks to agreement between Poroshenko and Erdogan

    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 …

  • European Parliament calls on EU to intensify sanctions against Russia over repressions in Crimea

    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 outraged at sentence given to Akhtem Chiygoz in Crimea

    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. …

  • Court in the annexed Crimea sentences Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz to 8 years

    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 …

  • Ukraine: Crimean Tatar leader Chiygoz’s prolonged incarceration is further evidence of existing injustice in Crimea

    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 …