Crimean Tatar Resource Center

Ruslan Trubach, a figurant in the Vedzhiie Kashka case, turns 55

2 May 2021

On Sunday, May 2, Ruslan Trubach, a political prisoner involved in the so-called Vedziie Kashka case, turned 55. For more than a year, he and other persons involved in the so-called case were illegally detained. The team of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center sincerely congratulates Ruslan Trubach on his birthday! We wish you good health, patience, unbending will and prosperity. Allah baht, sabır ve sağlıq bersin!

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, Kiazim Amietov and Vedzhiie Kashka. The latter became ill, an ambulance was called for her. On the way to the hospital, 82-year-old Vedzhiie Kashka died, while the other detainees were taken into custody and accused of allegedly extorting money from a Turkish citizen. During their detention, the individuals involved in the so-called Vedzhiie Kashka case were repeatedly violated the right to a fair trial and the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

In October 2018, a so-called court in Crimea sent a defendant in the so-called case Asan Chapukh under house arrest.

On January 24, 2019, the so-called Kyiv District Court of Simferopol changed the measure of restraint for the defendants in the so-called Vedzhiie Kashka case Bekir Dehermendzhi, Kiazim Amietov and Ruslan Trubach to house arrest.

On April 17, the so-called Kyiv District Court of Simferopol passed a verdict on the defendants in the so-called Vedzhiie Kashka case. Bekir Dehermendzhi, Kiazim Amietov and Ruslan Trubach were sentenced to three years of probation with a probationary period of three years, Asan Chapukh was sentenced to three and a half years probation, also with a probationary period of three years.