“The parents of Erwin Ibrahimov, a member of the Coordination Council of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars, have informed that their son’s car parked in front of the entrance to the house where he lives is open,” an employee of ATR TV channel Aishe Umerova wrote on her Facebook page.
According to her, there is no connection with Ibrahimov, and they cannot find his location.
“In the morning we had to go to Sudak, but he did not come to the meeting place. This is all the information currently available. I will keep you informed,” added Aishe Umerova.
It was reported earlier that eight Muslims have been kept in custody on charges of involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir organization at Simferopol pre-trial detention center since 2014.
February 11, 2016, searches and arrests took place in homes of 12 Crimean residents.
In March, 2016, a three-hour search was conducted in the house of a Qurultai delegate Remzi Muratov in the village of Dmytrivka, Dzhankoy district of Crimea.
OMON officers (Russian special forces) searched the house of another Qurultai delegate Shevket Usmanov located in the village of Vesele, Sudak district. On this day, Usmanov was in Kyiv. So, his sons and wife Ilmira were watching the situation.
On May 6, Russian FSB Security Forces stormed a mosque in the village of Molodizhne, Simferopol district, during Jumu'ah and detained about a hundred Muslims putting them on the buses. On the way to the intended destination, the Russian Security Forces have released all of the detainees, ordering every of them to show up at the police station.
Mustafa Jemilev, Leader of the Crimean Tatars and Commissioner of Ukrainian President on Crimean Tatar Affairs, believes that by means of threats and violence the Russian authorities are trying to persuade the Muslims in annexed Crimea to cooperation.