Law enforcement in annexed Crimea searches journalists

Source : 112 Ukraine

Law enforcement has seized computers and storage media
14:08, 19 April 2016

In annexed Crimea, law enforcement is carrying out searches seven households as part of a criminal case on extremism, initiated against a journalist of “Krym.Realii” Nikolai Semena, reports “Kryminform” quoting a source in law enforcement.  

“Searches are being carried out in five households in Simferopol, one household in Yalta and another one in Sevastopol”, - he said.

Press service of the Prosecution of annexed Crimea explained, that the searches in households of Crimean journalists of “Krym.Realii” are allowed by Kyiv district court of Simferopol.

“During the searches, Federal Security Service discovered and seized computers and storage media, as well as other documents, that point to compilation of journalist materials of extremist character”, - the prosecution informed.

On April 18, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation listed Mejlis of Crimean Tatars as extremist organization.

On April 13, Prosecutor of Crimea Natalia Poklonska suspended Mejlis of Crimean Tatars.

The decision to suspend Mejlis will be in force until Supreme Court of Crimea rules on Poklonska’s appeal. Earlier, she demanded to recognize Mejlis an extremist organization. The lawsuit is currently at the stage of consideration.

Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people, in the periods between sessions of Kurultay, is the only executive organ of Crimean Tatars, elected by Kurultay among its delegates. Kurultay is the highest institute of state authority of the Crimean Tatar people, summoned amid turning points in their history.

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