There is no official confirmation from the Russian authorities and Balukh's lawyers yet.
10:16, 19 October 2018
There is no official confirmation from the Russian authorities yet
09:38, 18 October 2018
Balukh should be transferred to a cell for two persons.
10:16, 20 July 2018
"Condition remains extremely difficult": Chiygoz on Balukh's hunger strike in occupied Crimea prisonIn a Simferopol-based penitentiary, a Ukrainian activist is held in a cell with another dozen of prisoners.
09:20, 13 July 2018
The Normandy format should determine the overall pressure on Putin, Chiygoz said.
14:20, 04 July 2018
The cases against Resul Velilyaev and his associates are the beginning of more threatening processes against the entire Crimean Tatar people.
13:30, 07 May 2018
<p>Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Akhtem Chiygoz, who was released from the Russian prison, says the Russian Federation, which occupied Crimea, is a terrorist state, according to an UNIAN correspondent.</p>
11:00, 13 December 2017
<p>Kurt Volker, the U.S. special envoy for efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, has met with Crimean Tatar leaders Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, who were released from custody in their Russian-occupied homeland this week, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.</p>
22:37, 28 October 2017
<p>As Crimean Tatar leaders Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz arrived in Kyiv on Friday afternoon, after being freed from a Russian prison in the occupied Crimea on Wednesday, the Director of Amnesty International Ukraine Oksana Pokalchuk made a statement.</p>
18:55, 28 October 2017
<p>Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has awarded Deputy Chairmen of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, according to the president's press service.</p>
22:16, 27 October 2017
<p>Crimean Tatar leaders Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, who were released from custody in their Russian-occupied homeland this week, have arrived in Kyiv and defiantly vowed to return to the Black Sea peninsula, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.</p>
19:51, 27 October 2017
<p>Deputy Chairmen of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, who have recently been freed by Russia and extradited to Turkey, have arrived in Kyiv, Ukraine, according to Ukrainian journalist and coordinator of the Stop Terror Group Semen Kabakaev.</p>
14:13, 27 October 2017
<p>Minister of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the United Kingdom for Europe Alan Duncan has welcomed the release of the Crimean Tatar leaders and drawn attention to the considerable number of Ukrainian political prisoners who continue to be detained by Russia.</p>
13:29, 27 October 2017
<p>Deputy chairmen of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, who were freed by Russia and extradited to Turkey, are expected to arrive in Kyiv by plane on October 27, according to acting minister for information policy Emine Dzheppar (Dzhaparova).</p>
15:53, 26 October 2017
<p>Crimean Crimean Tatar Mejlis Chairman Refat Chubarov, who is also Member of Parliament in Ukraine from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc parliamentary faction, has said Deputy Chairmen of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, who were illegally sentenced in occupied Crimea and extradited to Turkey, are "forbidden" to reside in occupied Crimea.</p>
19:06, 25 October 2017
<p>Russian lawyer Nikolay Polozov has announced that Ukrainian political prisoners, Crimean Tatars Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, who were convicted by the Russian occupying authorities in the annexed Crimea, have been freed from criminal prosecution.</p>
15:49, 25 October 2017
<p>President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the framework of participation in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, as reported by the Ukrainian president’s press service.</p>
09:00, 21 September 2017
<p>About 200 people have gathered in Kyiv to show support for Akhtem Chiygoz, the Crimean Tatar leader who was sentenced to eight years in prison by a Russia-controlled court in Crimea on charges widely seen as being politically motivated, according to Radio Liberty.</p>
13:26, 14 September 2017
<p>The U.S. State Department is deeply troubled by the conviction of Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Akhtem Chiygoz in Russian-occupied Crimea.</p>
11:20, 14 September 2017
<p>The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on the Russian Federation to release all Ukrainian citizens detained in violation of international law, according to a statement published on the website of the French embassy in Ukraine referring to the ministry’s Wednesday briefing in Paris.</p>
23:10, 13 September 2017