SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

The building housing 'Crimea' Fund was attacked in occupied Simferopol, wrote on Facebook Riza Shevkiev, CEO of the ‘Crimea’ Fund and a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

- The occupants once again showed their worth. This time they attacked the building housing "Crimea" Fund at 40 Zhidkova St., the city of Simferopol. It is should be mentioned that style of the attacks has not changed. The Prosecutor's Office issues orders, the courts arrest property, bailiffs quickly resettle people and after a while, unknown (just for us), carry out attacks on buildings and property of the Fund. You have already seen what they did to a building at 2 Schmidt St, now you see what they did to the building at 40 Zhidkova St. Fortunately, no people were inside, wrote Shevkiev.

Following annexation of Crimea, the law enforcement opened a number of criminal cases and administrative proceedings against a Charity Fund 'Crimea.'

Crimea Arbitration Court seized the building, owned by the charitable organization ‘Crimea’ Fund located at 2 Shmidt St. in the city of Simferopol, which previously housed the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, and transferred it to the possession of state as a cultural object.

September 16, 2014, the 'law enforcers' conducted a 12-hour search in the building of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and seized documents, records, the USB-flash drives, tapes, Islamic literature and computers.

September, 17, the bailiffs raided the Fund with a warning to arrest the building and six other facilities owned by the ‘Crimea’ Fund. The CEO of the ‘Crimea’ Fund Riza Shevkiev was laid a claim to leave the building within 24 hours as in other case the staff will be evicted by force. September, 19 the Mejlis building was sealed.

In addition, November, 18, 2014 the Kiev District Court issued a decision to fine the Riza Shevkiev by RUB 350 thousand and the ‘Crimea’ Fund by 4.5 million rubles.

Riza Shevkiev said the Court ruled to seize the 'Crimea' Fund as part of a political order aimed to shut it down.

After that, all public organizations and even the owner of the 'Crimea' Fund have been expelled by force on the pretext that the occupiers do not like this or that person and the building is a monument of cultural heritage.

Following the seizure, the building was turned into a garbage dump.

Photo: Riza Shekiev’s Facebook account

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