AKHTEM CHIYGOZ

Deputy head of the Mejlis, the representative body of the Crimean Tatar people. Russian invaders charged him with ‘organizing mass disorder’ during a rally in support of Ukraine’s integrity in Simferopol. “We have outlived many, and we will survive this,” he said on trial. “You will fail to intimidate all Crimean Tatars.” None among dozens of the aggrieved in his case pointed to Chiygoz as an ‘offender.’ Freeside, his four children and four grandchildren are dreaming of his release.
FACES UP TO 15 YEARS IN JAIL

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