New searches among Crimean Tatars in Russian-occupied peninsula

Source : 112 Ukraine

Houses in seven locations in Alushta and Simferopol district were searched;
10:16, 10 June 2019

Searches at houses of Crimean Tatars, June 2019
Crimean solidarity

Russian law enforcers have been searching the living houses of Crimean Tatars on June 10. Crimean Solidarity movement reported that on Facebook. The "investigation measures" took place in Alushta and Simferopol district, under seven different addresses.

The FSB searched houses of Eldar Kantemirov, Eskender Suleimanov, Ruslan Mesutov; this also concerns the houses of Riza and Enver Omerov, as well as Lenur Khalilov.

Kantemirov, Suleimanov and Riza Omerov were detained and taken in the unknown direction.

Related: Crimean Tatar activist Lutfie Zudieva detained in occupied Crimea

115 citizens of Ukraine have been suffering politically motivated persecutions in Russia and the annexed Crimea. Human rights defender Mariya Tomak reported that as quoted by Radio Liberty

'63 0f these 115 citizens of Ukraine are Crimean Tatars; 38 of 115 are already sentenced, and the rest face the pre-trial investigation', she said.

These numbers concern Ukrainian citizens who currently stay at remand centers or penal colonies, the human rights activist specified.

Related: Zelensky on Crimea occupation: I believe we will liberate homeland of Crimean Tatars and we will do this together

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