Russian police conduct more searches in occupied Crimea

17:39, 23 October 2017

Russian law enforcers came with a search to Fazil Ibrahimov, the Crimean Tatar activist in Simferopol.  Earlier, in August, Ibrahimov was arrested for five days under the court decision, when he tried to hold a speech during public consultations.

Back-then, the pro-Russian head of local administration deprived him of the right to speak and ordered the police to escort him outside. Ibrahimov resisted and was charged with contumacy. ‘Crimean Rose’ neighborhood is to be built in the outskirts of Simferopol; for Crimean Tatars, the problem is that their houses will be leveled to arrange the construction site.

Previously, on October 11, several houses of Crimean Tatars were searched; the Russian ‘court’ charged the detained citizens with ‘membership in Hizb-Ut Tahrir’, the entity considered a terrorist organization in Russia.