The “Court” of Occupied Crimea Extended the Arrest of Pro-Ukrainian Activist Oleg Prykhodko

December 6, 2019

On Friday, December 6, the Kyiv district “court” of the occupied Crimea extended the preventive measure to pro-Ukrainian activist Oleg Prykhodko. He will remain in jail until February 10, 2020. This is reported by the “Crimean solidarity”.

The court "hearing" was held behind closed doors. Relatives of Prykhodko were not allowed in.

"It was expected that the court would grant the petition of investigator Romanets and extend the preventive measure until February 10, 2020. During the hearing, the defense team announced a number of petitions and all of them were rejected," said lawyer Sheikhmambetov.

Previously, on February 8, 2019, Russian security officials conducted search in the household of a pro-Ukrainian activist Oleg Prykhodko in the village of Orekhovo, Saki district.

On October 9, 2019, Russian security officials again broke into Oleg Prykhodko’s house and kidnapped him. On October 10, a search was conducted in his household, during which he was detained. His wife Lyubov Prykhodko was also detained. The activist is accused of "terrorism" and "the manufacture of explosives." The woman was detained as a witness but later released. On October 10, the Kyiv district "court" arrested Oleg Prykhodko until December 10. Later Prykhodko was forced into giving DNA samples. According to lawyer Nazim Sheikhmambetov, this was done in order to falsify evidence.