Emir Usein Cook, a member of the Crimean Contact Group on Human Rights, disappeared after a hearing at the Kiev District Court of Simferopol February, 12. Recently, the whereabouts of the young man have become known.
- We’ve received a message. Emir Usein Cook is in a prison in the city of Simferopol, a lawyer Emil Kurbedinov wrote on Facebook.
February, 11 a wave of searches swept the Crimean Tatars’ houses in order to discredit them as "terrorists". The security forces often acted aggressively – broke windows and forcibly took away people.
During the interrogation, the detainees were asked whether they or their friends are terrorists, whether they engage in any extremist organization and are going to Syria. The detainees were charged under Section 205.5 Part 2 of the Criminal Code (involvement in a terrorist organization).