Russian law enforcers release detained Crimean Tatar activist

Source : 112 Ukraine

Smail Mustafayev was detained on June 5, charged with involvement with Hizb Ut-Tahrir
08:59, 6 June 2016

Deputy Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Nariman Dzhelyalov reported this in an interview with Hromadske. Referring to witnesses of the incident, the official said that Mustafayev was at first charged with “illegal deforestation” in the annexed Crimea.

In the morning of June 5, about 30 gunmen searched his house, where he and his family were at the time. The law enforcers asked him about involvement with Hizb Ut-Tahrir terrorist organization and checked the house for religious literature, which is forbidden in Russia.  

In the morning of June 6, Smail Mustafayev was released.

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