Ukraine’s Ombudsman writes to Russian Ombudsman on whereabouts of detained Crimean Tatars

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian militants detained 23 Crimean Tatars on March 27
09:04, 30 March 2019

Lyudmyla Denisova Facebook

Commissioner for Human Rights in Ukraine Lyudmyla Denisova sent a letter to Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova, to the Ukrainian embassy in Russia and to the General Consulate of Ukraine in the city of Rostov-on-Don on giving the details of the whereabouts of 23 detained Crimean Tatars. The Ukrainian ombudsman wrote this on Facebook.  

Denisova reminded that 20 Crimean Tatars were detained during the mass searches on the Crimean territories (Kamyanka of Simferopol city) on March 27.

In particular, the Russian enforcers detained Shaban Umerov, Rustem Sheyhaliyev, Riz Izetov, Farid Bazarov, Cemil Gafarov, Seyran Murtaz, Alim Karimov, Tofik Abdulgaziyev, Mejit Abdurakhmanov, Bilial Adilov, Rustem Sheyhaliyev, Seitveli Seytabdiev, Yashar Muedinov, Izet Abdulayev, Asan Yanikov, Enver Ametov, Ruslan Syleymanov, Akim Bekirov, Efran Osmanov and Servet Gaziyev.

Related: Raids in Crimea: 20 arrested Tatars transferred to Rostov-on-Don

“The lawyers, who visited their clients in Simferopol prison on March 29, as well as the activists, who tried to give packages to detained Tatars, were informed that such citizens were no longer in this penal institution”, - Denisova wrote.

According to the Ukrainian ombudsman, also whereabouts is unknown of three detained Crimean Tatars (Remzi Bekirov, Osman Arifmetov, and Vladlen Abdulkadyrov) who were detained in Rostov-on Don on March 28.

Related: Poland demands that Russia releases all Crimean Tatars

“There is a suspicion that the half of them was transferred to Rostov-on-Don or to Moscow. In my letters I asked to give me the details about the whereabouts of Ukrainian citizens and to inform me about the results”, - Denisova added.

Earlier, the Russian Security Service raided ten houses of the Crimean Tatars in an occupied village of Strohonivka, Simferopol region. 

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.

Related: U.S. State Department condemns Russia's repressions against Crimean Tatars

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