SIMFEROPOL (QHA) -

Unknown masked men on Nov 21 raided Central market of Simferopol, arresting 15 people of “non-Slavic appearance”. All the arrested turned to be Crimean Tatars.

“Crimean human rights activist Emil Kurbedinov wrote in Facebook: I am receiving phone calls from those who were arrested. All of them are Crimean Tatars, Muslims. There will be deployed to General Administration for Combating Extremism office”.

Masked men did not introduce themselves and announced no reasons for the arrest. No accusations were brought against the arrested.

QHA