(QHA) -

Police has detained a Crimean Tatar Musa Apkerimov, 24, in Krasnogvardeiskoe region of Crimea for participating in the events May 3, when thousands of Crimean Tatars came to Ukrainian-Crimean border to meet their leader Mustafa Jemilev.

The event came after Jemilev had been banned from entering Crimea for 5 years over “inciting of interethnic hatred and engagement into extremist activity”.

Apkerimov is being detained in temporary detention facility of Russian Federal Security Service. Simferopol court will decide of judicial restraint.

Head of central executive committee of Kurultay Zair Smedlyaev, said the incident is “continuation of repressions against Crimean Tatars”, adding that the court “is trying to accuse the boy [Musa Apkerimov] of bodily injury of police officers”.

Dozens of Crimean Tatars were forced to pay fines over their participation in peaceful action May 3, when thousands Crimean Tatars arrived at Ukrainian-Crimean border to meet Mustafa Jemilev, who was banned on entry Crimea for 5 years.

QHA