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U.S. State Department condemns Russia's repressions against Crimean Tatars

Source : 112 Ukraine

Deputy Speaker of the establishment Robert Palladino urged Russia to release "these men and the 70+ other unjustly imprisoned Ukrainians"
11:31, 29 March 2019

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The U.S. Department of State condemned intimidation and repressions against the Crimean Tatars by the Russian occupational authorities in annexed Crimea, as Deputy Speaker of the establishment Robert Palladino reported on Twitter.

Related: Nine Crimean Tatars detained in Crimea

On its Twitter page the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine urged Russia to stop detentions, searches and persecutions.

Related: Ukraine warns about Russia’s desire to strengthen repression of Crimean Tatars

As it was reported earlier, the Russian Security Service raided ten houses of the Crimean Tatars in an occupied village of Strohonivka, Simferopol region. 

In particular, the investigation was conducted in the houses of Remzi Bekirov, Osman Arifmemetov, Rustem Sheyhaliyev, Efran Osmanov, Aziz Bekirov, Akim Bekirov, Abdulaziz Umerov, Mejit Abdurakhmanov, Tofik Abdulgaziyev, Yashar Muedinov, Seitveli Seytabdiev, Edem Yachikov. In total, 17 houses were being searched.

The Crimean police launched two criminal proceedings on illegal detaining of the Crimean Tatars and violating the inviolability of the home.

Related: Searches in annexed Crimea: Russian law enforcers detain 10 Crimean Tatars

At the same time, TASS informed that searched are related to the case of Hizb ut-Tahrir. According to FSB, they are conducting searches within the probes opened against alleged members of this organization.

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