The Razdolnensky District Court of Crimea selected a measure of restriction in the form of pretrial detention for a period of 30 days for Ukrainian activist Vladimir Balukh.
As reported by the Crimean Human Rights Group, the prosecution arguments contained that the activist “had not renounced the citizenship of Ukraine and had not returned his Ukrainian passport”.
A few days before the officers of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia arrived in the village of Serebrjanka and searched local inhabitant Vladimir Balukh and his mother’s houses. This was not the first search in the house of the activist who does not hide his pro-Ukrainian position.
This time the FSB allegedly found ammunition and dynamite on the roof of the activist’s house. There are reasons to believe that the ammunition was planted during the search with the aim of falsifying a new criminal case against the activist.
Balukh is charged with illegal possession of weapons, he faces up to four years of imprisonment.
It is known at the moment that Balukh is in the Razdolnensky temporary detention facility.