Searches continue in dwellings of Crimean Tatars in the Russian-occupied Crimea. On October 11, the local police searched several houses in Bakhchysarai. Zair Smedlyayev, the head of the central election committee of Qurultai of Crimean Tatars posted this on Facebook.
‘A new wave of repressions in Bakhchysarai; they search houses of Temur Ibragimov, Marlen Asanov, Memet Belyalov, Seyran Saliev, Server Zakiryaiev and Ismail Ghzyrov,’ the message says.
Talking to 112 Ukraine TV channel, Smedlyayev noted that certain houses have been searched before, some of them twice. ‘Seyran Saliev’s house has been searched twice. 62-year-old father and brothers of Marlen Asanov were detained during the search. They do not let lawyer Emil Kurbedinov inside the house, ’ the official said.
In April, the so-called ‘Supreme Court’ of the annexed Crimea recognized Mejlis of Crimean Tatars an extremist organization and prohibited its activity in Russia. Head of the Mejlis Refat Chubarov expressed confidence that the international community will adequately respond to Russia’s ban of this organization in the occupied Crimea.