Russia "busts" Crimean Tatar 'extremist group' in occupied peninsula

The FSB consider ex-leader of Mejlis Mustafa Dzhemilev to be behind the group's activity
10:56, 21 May 2018

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Russia’s federal security service, the FSB, discovered and ceased the activity of the so-called ‘extremist group’, allegedly created by leaders of Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov.

According to RIA Novosti news agency, the ‘extremists’ planned to commit crimes in order to intimidate Crimean Tatars of pro-Russian views and to aggravate the ethnic intolerance in Crimea.

The group appeared in Kharkiv; one of them, the boxer named Steshenko (the first name was not indicated, - 112 International) allegedly planned a provocation in Crimea in April. The said group also allgedly used Moloov cocktails to put the local mullah's house on fire.

The FSB opened cases under charges with 'extremism, recreuitment and involvement in extremist society'.

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