The so-called court of the occupied Crimea refused to institute criminal proceedings on the death of Vedzhie Kashka

February 14, 2020

On Friday, February 14, the so-called Kyiv District Court of Simferopol refused to satisfy the complaint about the refusal of the investigative committee to institute criminal proceedings upon the death of Vedzhie Kashka. Representatives of the prosecutor’s office and investigative committee claimed that Vedzhie Kashka died of old age, and not of violent detention. This was reported by the lawyer Nikolai Polozov via his Facebook page.

“Representatives of the prosecutor’s office and the investigative committee who came to the meeting unanimously claimed that Vedzhie Kashka was old and died because of this, and not at all because she felt sick precisely after the violent detention and subsequent investigative action against her right in ambulance, instead of emergency transportation to the intensive care unit”,- the report underlined.

The lawyer noted that this court decision is not the final part of the story: “We will appeal and we will fight. In the name of blessed memory of Vedzhie Kashka.”

We remind that on November 23, 2017, Russian security forces detained a group of activists of the Crimean Tatar national movement – Bekir Dehermendzhi, Asan Chapukh, Ruslan Trubach, Kyazim Amietov and Vedzhie Kashka. The latter became ill, she was called an ambulance. On the way to the hospital, an 82-year-old Vedzhie Kashka died. According to the official version of doctors, the cause of death was a heart attack. However, her family and a whole lot of social activists and public people question the official version of her death.