Russia's FSB detains five Crimean Tatars in Simferopol

Source : 112 Ukraine

Farkhad Bazarov, Riza Izzetov, Shaban Umerov and two of their supporters were taken in after searches that the law enforcers conducted in the city's Kamyanka district
10:57, 27 March 2019

Searches in Crimea, Berkut, March 2019
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After another round of searches took place in the occupied Crimea, agents of the FSB, the Russian federal security service detained five Crimean Tatars in Simferopol. Krym.Realii reported that on Wednesday morning.

Farkhad Bazarov, Riza Izzetov, Shaban Umerov, Eskender Mamutov and Emil Ziyadinov were taken in - after the searches and a brief showdown between the FSB and the residents of Kamyanka.

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Zair Smedlyayev, the head of the Central Election Committee of Qurultai of Crimean Tatars told 112 Ukraine TV channel that the searches took place in 25 residential houses. According to him, these people are suspected of the membership in Hizb-Ut Tahrir, the movement that Russia officially considers 'an extremist organization'. Smedlyayev assumed that the FSB have been searching for some banned literature, explosives, guns or drugs.

Related: Russia detains two Crimean Tatars

Earlier, we reported that the Russian Security Service raided ten houses of the Crimean Tatars in an occupied village of Strohonivka, Simferopol region. 

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