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Russian FSB conducts searches in annexed Crimea, detains six Crimean Tatars

Source : 112 Ukraine

The representative office of the President of Ukraine in the region called these events "political persecution"
15:00, 17 February 2021

The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB)
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The Russian Security Service (FSB) conducted searches in the homes of Crimean Tatars located in the annexed Crimea - at least six people were detained. The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova wrote about this on her Facebook page.

"Today (on February 17 - 112 International.) there were mass searches in the temporarily occupied Crimea: in Bilohirsk, Bakhchysarai, Simferopol, Sevastopol, and Radianskyi area of ​​the peninsula. Investigative actions of so-called militiamen were carried out in seven households," she wrote.

Related: Russia uses Ukrainian turncoat & fugitive from justice to seek 146 years’ imprisonment for Crimean Tatar activists

According to Denisova, there is information about detained activists of "Crimean Solidarity" and the project for children of political prisoners "Crimean childhood".

Denisova calls the persecution of Crimean Tatars in annexed Crimea religiously motivated. The representative office of the President of Ukraine in the region views these events as "political persecution."

As we reported earlier, on January 12, a Russian court sentenced three Crimean Tatars (Hizb Ut-Tahrir case) to 13 to 18 years in a maximum-security prison on charges of organizing and participating in a terrorist organization and forcible seizure of power.

Related: Ukraine asks Google to include Crimean Tatar language in Google Translate

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