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Enver Abduraimov, a former deputy of the Crimean Parliament, participated in sessions of the State Council of Crimea after the peninsula’s annexation. Therefore, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea had a good reason to put him on the “list of former members of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea suspected of high treason and put on the wanted list”.

Refat Chubarov, the Mejlis leader, received confirmation regarding this information from those who saw the former deputy taking part in the sessions in the Parliament’s building after Crimea’s annexation. Therefore, there was no reason whatsoever to put Safura Kadzhametova, a former deputy, who did not participate in the work of the Russian State Council, on the list.

In March 2015, Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine forwarded a notice of suspicion of high treason and put on the wanted list 76 former deputies of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, including Safura Kadzhametova and Enver Abduraimov. Now, there are 75 former deputies on the wanted list, since Vasyl Hanysh was detained when leaving Crimea on April 28, 2015, by the Security Service of Ukraine jointly with the State Border Service of Ukraine.

QHA