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Two activists detained in annexed Crimea

The houses of those men were searched
10:13, 18 January 2018

Crimean solidarity

Masked men in the occupied Crimea on January 18, detained two Crimean Tatar activists - participants of the single pickets of October 14, 2017 - Girey Kulametov and Kemal Seityaev. This was reported on the Facebook page of the public association "Crimean Solidarity".

It is noted that searches were held in the city of Stary Krym in the house of Kulametov, and in Belogorsk – house of Seityaev.

It was reported that during the first search in the house of Kulametov there were two small children, his wife, mother and his sister.

"They took the phones from the residents of the house, seized the processor. There are many people wearing masks inside the house and on the street. The house is surrounded by the law enforcers and a prison truck is parked near it. The women and children were moved to the attic," the report said.

Related: Russian law enforcers hold searches at houses of Crimean Tatars

Soon it became known about Kulametov’s detention, today a court will be hearing his case.

He and Seityaev, who was also taken to court, will be accused of spreading "extremist information" in social networks.

As it was reported earlier In Simferopil, Crimean city, Russian security forces conducted yet more searches in the houses of Crimean Tatars on January 5, 2018. The searches happened in the houses of two sisters: Khatidzhe and Bazyrova Alymivna and started at six in the morning. The Russian security officers seized one phone and one tablet, and asked questions about a son of one of the women on his trips to Turkey and Belarus and whether he knew certain individuals.

Earlier The UN General Assembly passed the resolution about the situation with human rights observation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. The vote took place during the Assembly’s 72nd session on Tuesday, December 19. Seventy member countries supported the document; 26 said no, and another 76 abstained.

‘The goal of the updated resolution, among others, it struggling the impunity. We have to see to it that the occupants and the Russian citizens who committed or continue to commit crimes on the timely occupied territory of the peninsula are brought to justice,’ Serhiy Kyslytsia, deputy foreign minister said.

Related: FSB holds searches at houses of Crimean Tatars

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