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U.S. deeply concerned by sentence Chilgoza

In the United States called the accusations against unreasonable Chiygoza

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In the US State Department “deeply concerned” by the verdict of Deputy Chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chigos to eight years of imprisonment in a strict regime colony, reports the press service of the Ministry.

“We are deeply concerned that the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars Akhtem chigusa was sentenced to eight years in prison in connection with unfounded allegations of involvement in the demonstration, which took place before the beginning of the Russian occupation,” – said the official representative of US state Department Heather Nauert.

According to her, the sentence Chigos – another in a long list of politically motivated legal actions against the Russian Parliament, which oppose the annexation of the Crimea.

September 11, controlled by Russia’s Supreme court annexed Crimea Chiygoza was sentenced to eight years in a strict regime colony.

The Deputy head of the Mejlis, was arrested in January 2015 for participating in a rally in support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, which was held in front of the Supreme Council of Crimea on 26 February 2014. He was accused of organizing mass riots.

The Ukrainian authorities and human rights activists, Amnesty International demanded the immediate release of the political prisoner.

The European Union also urged Russia to release Chiygoza.

Lawyer Nikolai Polozov said that appealed against the verdict, Deputy head of the Mejlis.

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