Since the beginning of the year, Russian police and special service workers detained 126 Crimean Tatars in the annexed Crimea. Member of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Eskender Bariev said so as quoted by UNN news agency.
Over nine months of 2019, Crimean Tatar Resource Centre (local NGO standing for human rights protection, - 112 International) observed 62 searches in the houses of Crimean Tatars. 69 political prisoners were transferred from Crimea to Russia. 282 individuals were arrested (in 213 cases, it concerns those whose previous detention terms were extended by the court decision). The Centre reported 578 cases of the breach of the right for a fair trial.
80 of the 99 political prisoners in Crimea are Crimean Tatars, Bariev said.
Previously, Russian court sentenced Crimean Tatar Nariman Memedeminov to two and a half years in jail.