Two Crimeans recently detained by Russia at border with Ukraine released

Source : 112 Ukraine

The administrative protocos were made against both activists as they supposedly spoiled the strip on the passport
18:36, 26 March 2019

Ruslan Suleimanov and Remzi Bekirov
Crimean solidarity

Activists Remzi Bekirov and Ruslan Suleimanov, detained by the Russian law enforcers today at the administrative border with annexed Crimea, were released as Anton Naumlyuk, the correspondent of Radio Liberty reported on Facebook.

It is reported that the administrative protocols were made against both activists, as they supposedly spoiled the strip on the passport (according to the Russian border guards, the magnetic strip was spoiled in their passports, while it was undamaged during the detention).

It is noted that the protocol was not issued to the activists. They have spent over seven hours at the border checkpoint.

Related: Crimean 'court' arrests ex-president of Crimea Yuriy Meshkov

As we reported, Russian border guards detained two Crimean Tatars – Remzi Bekirov and Ruslan Suleymanov – near Kalanchak checkpoint on the side controlled by the occupational authorities.

It should be noted that in February 2017 both were detained near the house of Merlen Mustafayev. The Crimean Tatars were convicted and served an administrative arrest (five days) for the allegedly illegal rally.

In March 2017, Simferopol District Court imposed administrative arrest (three days) on Remzi Bekirov for alleged distribution of extremists materials in the social media.

Related: Russia's annexation of Crimea: Five years later

Ruslan Suleymanov took part in a one-person rally supporting the arrested Crimean Tatars. He was detained Crimean Tatars. He was convicted in a form of an administrative fine ($155,8).


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