Deputy Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Nariman Dzhelyalov reported this in an interview with Hromadske. Referring to witnesses of the incident, the official said that Mustafayev was at first charged with “illegal deforestation” in the annexed Crimea.
In the morning of June 5, about 30 gunmen searched his house, where he and his family were at the time. The law enforcers asked him about involvement with Hizb Ut-Tahrir terrorist organization and checked the house for religious literature, which is forbidden in Russia.
In the morning of June 6, Smail Mustafayev was released.