“It became known that a search is conducted in the house of Crimean Tatar Osman Belyalov in Bakhchisarai. He was not at home during the search. He went to Simferopol, but he didn’t reach the destination. There is no connection with him now,” the message says.
It was noted that cars and minibuses of Russian security agencies are near Osman’s house. Almost everyone who comes up to the house is video recorded.
Russia annexed Crimea in March of 2014. Crimea is declared a temporarily occupied territory. Ukraine’s Parliament declared February, 20 of 2014 an official beginning of Crimea’s and Sevastopol’s occupation. On October 7, 2015 Petro Poroshenko signed a relevant order. The international organizations recognized Russia’s occupation of Crimea and condemned its actions. Western states imposed sanctions against Russia, which in its turn, denies the occupation of the peninsula and calls it a “restoration of the historical justice”.
After the annexation, searches are being conducted on the peninsula regularly, the population is being questioned. The human rights activists call is “a struggle against dissidence”.