Detained Crimeans Vladimir Dudka, Dmitry Shtyblikov and Alexei Bessarabov, who are accused of preparing “sabotage” in the territory of Crimea, “Kiev District Court” of Simferopol extended arrest for another two months, until 8 July.
Decisions on the extension of the measure of restraint in the form of detention regarding the citizens of Sevastopol were made by “judge” Olga Kuznetsova on 2 May, 2017.
As it became known to the Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG), the meetings were held in a small courtroom, designed for 5-6 people.
The relatives of Shtyblikov came to court from Sevastopol to support Dmitry. There was no other possibility to see the Crimean for the Shtyblikov family.
Relatives told the CHRG that the court-appointed lawyer brought two people to the court who, according to relatives, had specially occupied places for visitors. The lawyer introduced them as his assistants and insisted that they have to attend the meeting. The investigator supported the lawyer. As a result, not all Shtyblikov’s relatives were able to attend the courtroom, but the lawyer himself did not stay on the announcement of the court’s decision. Dmitry Shtyblikov still does not have an independent lawyer.
Dudka’s relatives told the CHRG that Vladimir had lost weight. On the eve of the trial of Vladimir Dudka, a representative of the Russian ombudsman visited the pre-detention centre. Relatives hope that now they will be able to hand over to Vladimir necessary medicines because after the arrest several chronic diseases have worsened.
In February this year, Dudka told the court that he and other arrested persons are not being provided with the necessary medical care in the Simferopol pre-detention centre. The medications that the relatives had previously given him were given with a delay of a month.
Recall, on 6 March, the Leninsky District Court of Sevastopol extended the preventive measure in the form of detention until 8 May, 2017 regarding the activist arrested in case of “Ukrainian saboteurs” Vladimir Dudka, Dmitry Shtyblikov and Alexei Bessarabov. Vladimir Dudka, as well as Dmitry Shtyblikov and Alexei Bessarabov were detained on 9 November, 2016 in Sevastopol. According to the FSS, they are participants in the sabotage-terrorist group of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
The Crimean human rights group stated that the citizens of Ukraine detained in Crimea in the period from August to November 2016 in the case of the so-called “Ukrainian saboteurs” (Evgeny Panov, Andrei Zakhtey, Redvan Suleimanov, Vladimir Prisich, Dmitry Shtyblikov, Alexei Bessarabov, Vladimir Dudka, Gleb Shabliy, Alexei Stogniy), are imprisoned for political reasons with violation of fundamental rights and freedoms and are political prisoners.