Russian court extended preventive measure for political prisoner Ablyamitov without his participation

October 21, 2020

The so-called Kirov District Court extended the measure of restraint for political prisoner Medzhyt Ablyamitov without his participation in the so-called court session. The man will remain in jail for another 6 months. This was reported by the Crimean Human Rights Group.

“Today, during the court session, we learned that the so-called judge Igor Degtyarev, without the participation of my client and me, his defender, on October 14 extended Ablyamitov's preventive measure in the form of detention. In this regard, we declared disqualification to the judge, considering that in this way the so-called judge violated the right to defense. The so-called judge, having consulted, rejected our disqualification. In addition, today he once again extended the measure of restraint for 6 months”,- said lawyer Ayder Azamatov.

We remind that on August 19, 2020, the FSB in the occupied Crimea detained 26-year-old Medzhyt Ablyamitov, suspected of allegedly participating in the Noman Çelebicihan Crimean Tatar Volunteer Battalion. He was charged with committing a crime under Part 2 of Article 208 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, for which the punishment is imprisonment for up to fifteen years. On August 20, the man was arrested for 2 months – until October 17, 2020.