In Crimea, annexed by the Russian Federation, on Monday, 31 August, security forces conducted a series of searches in the homes of Crimean Tatars.
The Crimean Solidarity Public Association informs about it.
As it became known, four Crimean Tatars were detained during searches:
– Rozlyvy village – correspondent of “Crimean Solidarity”, correspondent of “Grani.ru” publication Ayder Kadyrov;
– Sudak town – activist Ridvan Umerov;
– Sunny Valley village – activist Ayder Ablyakimov;
– Radyansky town – Enver Topchi.
The Representation of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reacted to these illegal actions of the Russian security forces and stated that the Russian Federation is trying to make every person an extremist inconvenient for the regime.
“Morning searches of young Crimean Tatar families are another crime of the occupying power. Young children in the civilised world cannot wake up in the morning to a knock on the door by the FSB and a bunch of armed people just because their parents are civic journalists and activists. And solidarity is what irritates them the most. Searches are a continuation of systemic crimes of persecution of members of the disloyal Crimean Tatar people,” said Deputy President Tamila Tasheva.
The mission condemns the actions of the occupation administration to persecute citizens with a public position, documents each case and adds information about politically motivated persecution to the list of crimes of the Russian Federation. Meanwhile, the ARC prosecutor’s office has launched criminal proceedings over searches in the homes of Crimean Tatars.
The press service of the prosecutor’s office of the autonomy reported that a case had been opened on the fact of violating the inviolability of housing during illegal searches in the homes of Crimean Tatars.