On June 18, 2018 the “Supreme Court” of Crimea has extended the preventive punishment in the form of detention for another two months – until August 14 – for Vladimir Dudka and Aleksei Bessarabov, who are accused of preparing “sabotage” in the territory of Crimea. Crimean human rights group was informed regarding this by the relatives of Vladimir Dudka.
The decision to extend the arrest was made by “judge” Tatiana Melnik. Information about this is available on the website of the “court”.
“Senior Investigator of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Federal Security Service Directorate of Russia for Crimea and Sevastopol,” lieutenant colonel of Justice Kulakov S.V. interceded regarding the case. The trial was held in closed session.
Recall, Vladimir Dudka, Alexei Bessarabov and Dmitrii Shtyblikov were detained on November 9, 2016 in Sevastopol, they were accused of preparing sabotage as an organized group and storage of weapons (Criminal Code: Article 222 part 3, article 222.1 part 3, article 30 h .1 – article 281, part 2, paragraph a). For more than a year and a half Dudka and Bessarabov have been in the Crimean detention centre.