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Ukraine demands Russia to stop repressions against Crimean Tatars

The Ministry also calls the international community to increase pressure on Russia
16:35, 5 September 2018

Radio Liberty

Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs requires Russia to stop the repressions against Crimean Tatars in relation to the new cases of prosecution of Ukrainian citizens in temporarily occupied Crimea, according to the press office of the Ukrainian MFA.

The MFA expresses a protest in relation to the illegal searches of accommodations and judicial prosecutions of Ukrainians Zarema Kulametova, Riana Kulametova, Zekkiia Kulametova, and Marlen Mustafayev.

Related: Three Crimean Tatars released from custody in occupied Crimea

‘The dissemination of the symbols of Hizb ut-Tahrir organization on social media in 2014 was used as a pretext. Consequently, on September 4, Zekkiy Kulametov and Marlen Mustafayev were arrested for 15 and 12 days accordingly, Zareme and Riana Kulametova were fined,’ the Ministry claimed.

Ukrainian MFA calls the international community to increase pressure on Russia with a view to ending the transgression of human rights in the temporarily occupied Crimea and release illegally kept Ukrainian citizens.

Related: Crimean Tatar Mustafayev detained after searches in Crimea, - mass media

‘We demand from the Russian Federation as the occupying power to abandon the discriminations and repressions against Ukrainian citizens. Marlen Mustafayev and Zekkiy Kulametov, and all illegally kept Ukrainian citizens by Russia have to be immediately released,’ the Ministry stressed.

As we reported the officers of Russia’s FSB held the searches of Crimean Tatar Marlen Mustafayev at Myasoidivska Street, Kamianka village, Simferopol district of occupied Crimea. Later Mustafayev was detained.

Related: Crimean Tatar detained in Armyansk

On February 21, 2017, the law enforcers searched the house of Mustafayev. Then, he was arrested for 11 days. He was accused of the posting of the banned information in the social networks in July 2014.

Also, the Russian law enforcers held the searches at Kurske village, Bilogorsk region at the houses of four underage Crimean Tatars and one more search took place in Kholodivka village, Sudak region.

Related: Russia aims to move Crimean Tatars from peninsula, substitute them with Boers, - Mejlis

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