Russian law enforcers search houses of Crimean Tatars

Source : 112 Ukraine

Some of Crimean Tatars were detained
10:53, 31 August 2020

Crimean solidarity

In Nyzhnohirsky and Sovietsky areas and Sudak city of annexed Crimea, the Russian law enforcers hold searches at the houses of the Crimean Tatars as the Crimean Solidarity reported.

Particularly, the search took place at the house of Crimean Solidarity journalist, correspondent of Aider Kadyrov. He was taken to the FSB of Simferopol.

Besides, his wife and four children were at the house at the moment of the search. The youngest child is 2.5 months old; he was passed to a grandmother, who was waiting outside. The law enforcers came to hold investigative actions in two cars without identification marks.

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Moreover, in Sovietsky area, law enforcers searched a house of Enver Topchi; in Sonyachna Dolyna – a house of Aider Ablyakimov who works at the emergency service.

In Sudak, a house of activist Umerov Ridvan was searched. Three vehicles, including the police van with OMON, came to the house.

The Representative Office of the President of Ukraine at the Autonomous Republic of Crimea condemns the actions of the Russian authorities in Crimea on the prosecution of the citizens of Ukraine with the public position.

“The morning searches of young Crimean Tatar families are another crime of the occupation authorities…The searches are the continuation of systematic crimes on the prosecution of the representatives of disloyal Crimean Tatar people,” Deputy Permanent Representative of Ukraine’s President in Crimea Tamila Tasheva said.

Related: Zelensky, Putin discuss release of 22 Crimean Tatars

As we reported before, the European Union called the detention of the Crimean Tatars in Crimea to be politically motivated and expressed the expectation that Russia would stop to put pressure on them and would guarantee the observance of the international standards of the human rights on the peninsula.


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