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Russian special services search Crimean Tatars in Crimea, four people detained

Source : 112 Ukraine

Everyone is suspected of involvement in a terrorist organization
16:37, 11 March 2020

Prosecutor's General Office of Crimea

Four Crimean Tatars were detained after the searches by Russian security forces in Crimea. The human rights activist Lutfiye Zudiyeva reports this on her Facebook page.

Four people were detained after the searches in Bakhchisarai: Seytumer Seytumerov (journalist of the ATR TV channel), Osman Seytumerov, Amet Suleymanov (journalist of the Crimean Solidarity initiative), Rustem Seitmemetov. They were taken to the FSB department.

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All detainees are charged under article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of Russia ("Organization of a terrorist organization and participation in the activities of such an organization")

“Today, FSB officers fabricated yet another politically motivated case - the third Bakhchisarai group on the Hizb ut-Tahrir case,” Lutfiye Zudiyeva reports.

Later, she added that Osman Seytumerov, the brother of Seytumer Seytumerov, was also detained, and 66-year-old Enver Mustafayev was released from the FSB building. He was interrogated, now he is with his lawyer Emine Avamileva.

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The Crimean prosecutor’s office has already opened criminal proceedings under Part 2 of Art. 146 (“Illegal deprivation of liberty or kidnapping”).

"Illegal searches in the temporarily occupied territory are widespread and systematic and have nothing to do with law enforcement, as they are aimed solely at intimidating the population and prosecuting people," Igor Ponochovny, the prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea said.

As we reported before, the Crimean Tatars illegally kept in the custody in the territory of Russia, still face physiological pressure and do not receive necessary treatment, as Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova stated.

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