BAKHCHYSARAI (QHA) -

February 25, the occupiers in Crimea detained 28-year-old Crimean Tatar female activist Elmaz Akimova, who went on a one-person picket in defense of the Khan Palace, lawyer Emil Kurbedinov informed as cited by the Crimean Solidarity.

“A local resident, Elmaz Akimova, was detained in Bakhchysarai for a one-person picket near the Khan Palace with a poster - "Hands off the Khan Palace". Two provocateurs tore the poster and now police officers are trying to take her to the department. Civil defenders are leaving for the scene," the lawyer said.

Earlier, a lawsuit was filed with the Kremlin-controlled Railway Court of Simferopol demanding to stop the "reconstruction" of the Khan Palace. The plaintiff in the case is Akhtem Chiygoz's wife Elmira Ablyalimova, and her official representative is Russian lawyer Nikolai Polozov.

Reference: A unique example of the Crimean Tatar culture, the Khan's Palace in Bakhchysarai, is being destroyed by the occupiers. The palace-museum was closed under a far-fetched pretext and was guarded from all sides

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