More arrests of Crimean Tatars in Russian occupied Crimea

19:54, 13 April 2017

Six people were detained after searches at houses of Crimean Tatars. All of the detainees are now in the Bakhchysarai court where the court hearing is to begin.

Local activist Server Mustafayev reported that.
The searches that began at 6 a.m. local time were conducted by Russian police and security services, as well as fighters of Russia’s National Guard.

The law enforcers never explained the reason of the searches. Owners of the two houses and four of their neighbors got arrested on the spot; one of them was bludgeoned with batons and lost consciousness, he currently stays at a hospital in Simferopol.

Some witnesses reported gunfire.