More than 20 Crimean Tatars detained in the annexed Crimea

19:35, 21 February 2017

Over 20 Crimean Tatars were detained in the annexed Crimea. Those people were present during the searches in the premises of the local resident Marlen Mustafaev. This was reported by the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov on his page in social networks.

Earlier the police officers claimed that all the people who gathered there were breaking the law on holding public events. The search on Marlen’s premises started at about 8 am, he himself was arrested on his way to work and taken to the Center for Combating Extremism. His house was surrounded by the special forces agents and the street was blocked.

The officers do not give any explanations for such actions.