It is exactly a year since Crimean Tatar activist Reshat Ametov, 39-year-old father of three was kidnapped in Simferopol as he was conducting a lone rally against Crimean referendum and the region’s unification with Russia. He was found dead two weeks later.
Despite video footage showing his abduction from outside the Council of Ministers in Simferopol by men in uniforms, who are supposed to be members of Crimea’s self defense forces, the killers were not found. And the investigation of the murder, if such there ever was, has been postponed.
“The investigation was postponed because police cannot find the murderers. As for those who kidnapped him, they probably were found and released after the detention- Reshat Ametov’s brother Refat said to Crimean News Agency. It is not clear weather the investigation will continue”.
According to Refat, his family hoped that after the investigation the murderers would be punished, but now they “have their doubts as to expletive justice”.
Meanwhile, Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov has consistently denied that self defense forces had anything to do with Ametov’s abduction and murder.