The Kremlin-controlled Razdolnensky district court in occupied Crimea has once again refused Ukrainian political prisoner Vladimir Baluku in the petition for referral for medical examination. It is reported by the Crimean human rights group.

“The judge” Elena Tedeev motivated the refusal by saying that Baloch not deprived of the opportunity to call an ambulance. The arguments of the defence that the ambulance does not conduct surveys and may not give the direction of the survey, were ignored”, – stated in the message.

In addition, the judge refused to summon the former head of the criminal investigation Department Dmitry Popov as a witness in connection with the fact that he’s already retired, and his place of residence to the court allegedly unknown.

The defense objected to this failure because the witness is dead and in Russia, so there are no grounds for cancellation of examination of the witness , because “priests is the Central figure of fabricating his case and other prosecutions”.

“Not a customer, but the man who led the performers,” said Baluch.

It is noted that, despite the objections, the judge decided to declare the testimony of Popov without his summons.

Crimean resident Vladimir Baluch known Pro-Ukrainian position, he was repeatedly subjected to harassment by the occupation authorities in both administrative and criminal proceedings. On the roof of his house with Dec 2013 develops the Ukrainian flag. For this and other “reasons” in the house of his relatives and the occupants searched.

From the roof of a house in the village of Serebryanka’nens’kyi district, where he lived with his mother, tried to remove the flag, demanding to remove the sign “Street Geroyiv Nebesna sotn, 18” and accused of “insulting a police officer”.

FSB detained Baluja 8 December 2016. During the search the “found” in the attic of 90 rounds of ammunition and TNT blocks. 8 December 2017, in occupied to the Crimea Baluku brought new charge.

See also: “couldn’t afford to break”: the text of the last words of Baluchi – audio




The court of the occupiers in Crimea have again refused Ukrainian Baluku in the examination 23.12.2017

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