Crimean ‘court’ in Balukh case refused to examine prison videos

Crimean Human Rights Group
The ‘Rozdolnensky District Court’ of occupied Crimea on May 16 rejected the motion of Volodymyr Balukh’s defense on the examination of video recordings from the CCTVs of the temporary detention facility. It was reported by Crimea.Realities.
"The judge refused to conduct a technical examination of video recordings from the prison cell surveillance cameras, which recorded the incident between Volodymyr Balukh and the head of the detention center Valeriy Tkachenko.
The lawyers insisted that this would allow determining if detention center head hit Balukh to provoke him, according to the report said.
“I know the truth about what's happening. Tkachenko's subordinates were questioned yesterday. You saw how terrified they were to say something unnecessary about their head[/img]
Related: United States demands Russia to free Ukrainian political prisoner Balukh
As it was reported earlier, the Russia-controlled Crimean court scheduled for May 15 a court hearing on the fabricated criminal case against Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Balukh, who has been starving in protest for more than 55 days. 
This criminal case is against Ukrainian (Article 321 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) was opened in August 2017, after Balukh and his lawyer filed a complaint to the police about the illegal actions of the head of the Rozdolnensky prison cell Valeriy Tkachenko, who insulted and hit the Ukrainian.
In response, Tkachenko filed a complaint against Balukh. According to Tkachenko, the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation filed a criminal case against the activist on August 22, 2017, "the statement reads.

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