U.S. Embassy urges Russia to cease arrests, detentions in Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The diplomats are concerned about raids and intimidation if the Crimean Tatars
09:54, 28 March 2019

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U.S. Embassy in Ukraine expressed their concern about raids and massive stalking held by Russia in Crimea on March 27. The official Twitter of the Embassy stated that.

 “We are extremely concerned by Russia’s raids and massive intimidation today targeting Crimean Tatars. We call on the Russian government to cease its unjust arrests, detentions, searches, and persecution of Crimean Tatars, activists, and journalists,” reads the message.

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.

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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