(QHA) -

FSB (Russian Federal Security Service) officers searched house of Mejlis member Eskender Bariev for banned literature early in the morning Sept 16.

“Today at 06.30 a.m. there was loud knock at the door; when we opened it armed men, men in civilian and witnesses broke into the house. They searched all the rooms, seized the notebook, the computer and the system unit. They also looked the literature, searching Islamic banned literature, still found nothing”- Bariev said to QHA correspondent.

According to Bariev the FSB showed a document on investigation criminal case of May 3 incident, when thousands of Crimean Tatars arrived at Crimean-Ukrainian border to meet their leader Mustafa Jemilev.

“We will consider what steps should be taken regarding this incident, when armed men come at 6 a.m. and frighten children. In my opinion this is not normal. After I had voiced my disagreements, saying “why there are gunmen, come and search” the gunmen stepped aside”- Bariev noted.  

It is not the first case, when police officers conduct searches in Muslim houses early in the morning.

Crimean Tatar houses as well as Crimean Madrassas (religious schools) were repeatedly searched for arms and banned literature. 

QHA