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Criminals, who abducted Crimean Tatar activist Ametov in 2014, are put on wanted list

Two fighters of Crimea’s self-defense, the ex-military men of the Armed Forces of Russia turned to be the kidnapers
14:39, 10 September 2019

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Crimean police officers put on the wanted list the criminals, who kidnapped Crimean Tatar activist Reshat Ametov in 2014, as Interior Ministry of Ukraine reported.

On March 3, 2014, three people wearing camouflage uniforms abducted Ametov near the building of the Council of Ministers of Crimea in Simferopol. He held a single picket against the annexation of Crimea.

On March 15, 2014, his tortured body was found by the civilians in woodland not far from Zemlyanychne village, Bilohirsk area, Crimea.

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The criminal case was opened due to the abduction and intentional homicide of Ametov. It is not investigated as for today.

“Considering the fact that the investigators of the Crimean police along with the prosecutor’s office of Crimea opened the similar criminal proceeding and began the process of the identification of people who committed this daring crime,” the Interior Ministry noted.

The police investigators succeeded to establish minute by the minute moving of the victim and three persons who abducted Ametov.

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Two fighters of Crimea’s self-defense of the 1975 year of birth and 1986 year of birth turned to be the kidnappers. They acted under the guidance of ex-military man of the Armed Forces of Russia Skripnik Yevgeniy Vladimirovich of the 1966 year of birth.

It was also established that Skripnik left the territory of Crimea after the commitment of the crime. He participated in the combat actions as a member of the terrorist organization “Donetsk People’s Republic”, where he organized the commitment of the similar crimes, tied with the abduction and torture of three officers of special team of Ukraine’s Security Service “Alpha” in Horlivka, on April 27, 2014.

As for today, the mentioned people are serving charges on the commitment of such criminal offenses as illegal deprivation of freedom or abduction and creation of the militarized and armed formations not provided by the law.

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They face 10 years in jail.

“The proper sanctions of the court on their detention were provided. Moreover, concerning Skripnik, the report on his involvement in the abduction and torment of Alpha officers was sent to the Military Prosecutor’s Office”.

Crimean Tatar Reshat Ametov became the first to express his disagreement with the occupation of Crimea. On March 3, 2014, he published on Facebook the urge to come to the streets in protest against occupation of the peninsula. Crimean citizens came for the single picket to the building of the Council of Ministers of Crimea in Simferopol. He disappeared the same day and on March 15, the body of Ametov with signs of tortures was found. After this incident, the wave of the prosecutions of all pro-Ukrainian Crimeans started in Crimea.  

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