Illegally condemned in Crimea, the Deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars Akhtem Chiygoz and his lawyer Nikolai Polozov has filed two appeals against the sentence. This lawyer wrote on his page in Facebook.
“Right now, I filed two appeals against the sentence of Akhtem Chilgoza – his and Akhtem chigusa,” – said in the message.
In this Polozov said that will add substantially to its appeal after reviewing the judgment (it has not been written yet, will be ready only on September 14) and the record of the trial.
“But the complaint Akhtem chigusa compiled by me under his dictation. Ahtem-Aga wrote the essence, without all this legal chicanery,” said the lawyer.
In the text of his appeal Chiygoz said that he disagreed with the verdict requires him to cancel, as it believes it is “unreasonable, as contrary to the legislation of the Russian Federation and international legal norms”.
“I think the sentence is a vile revenge for my political position, the non-recognition of the annexation and occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. I think the sentence is revenge against my people for the same principles and position,” wrote Chiygoz in his complaint addressed to the Supreme court.
September 11 occupiers of Crimea have Chilgoza eight years in prison.
The European Union has urged Russia to release Chiygoza and to drop charges against another Deputy head of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov.