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Police released the majority of 60 people detained in Simferopol
12:19, 7 April 2017
Police released the majority of 60 people detained in Simferopol

Almost all detainees were photographed and their finger prints were registered

12:19, 7 April 2017

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Police released the majority of the detained in the raid on the central market of Simferopol, occupied Crimea, on Thursday. Interfax reported that citing the lawyer Edem Smerdlyaev.

It is also reported that almost all detainees were photographed and their finger prints were registered.

“Almost all were released after registering their finger prints, DNA and having photographed them. Those who refused to provide their finger prints and DNA were not released,” Smerdlyaev says.

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Smerdlyaev also reports the lawyer Andrey Krysko and the journalist Taras Ibragimov are now released. They were documenting the raid by OMON.

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It is also informed that the so-called Internal Ministry of the Crimea refuse to comment on the detentions, stating about planned actions to “prevent offences and maintain public security”.

As it was reported earlier, police launched raids on markets of Simferopol. 60 people detained, together with a journalist and a lawyer, who were documenting. The detainees were delivered to the building of the Center E, where several dozens of other detainees were already there. Andrey Krysko, a human rights activist, and a journalist Taras Ibragimov, who documented the raid on the market, were already there. Their passports were seized,” reads the message.

Later that day, Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office initiated a criminal proceedings for mass detention.

The data on the crime are itemized in the National Register of Pre-Trial Investigations on the grounds of criminal offense.

The pre-trial investigation will be performed by the National Police Chief Department in Crimea and in Sevastopol, the procedural administration to be performed by the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea.

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