Several Crimean Tatars had their homes searched on Wednesday morning. The Russian police conducted searches in the apartments in the towns of Bakhchysarai, Staryi Krym and Zarichne village in Simferopol district.
According to Crimean Solidarity, the human rights watching organization, the law enforcers checked houses of Seitumer Seitumerov, Alimdar Bilyalov and Eldar Kantimirov; none of them are known for any sort of political activity or involvement in political forces.
Lawyers Edem Smedlyayev and Emil Kurbedinov confirmed that the searches took place.
The regular searches among Crimean Tatars have been a common procedure performed by the Russian police, since Russian troops occupied Crimea in February 2014.