SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

Despite the previously obtained permission to picket, the Simferopol police dispersed the activists, who came out on July 2 to support "the Crimean anti-fascists and anarchists held in Russian prisons," Guildhall reports.

The action was intended to carry out outside the building of the Russian Federal Security Service Office in Crimea. After talking with the police, it was transferred to the building of the Crimean Prosecutor's Office as a single picket.

On his way home, a local activist Aleksey Shestakovich was detained for "violating the established order." 

In the Russian-controlled territories of Ukraine, kidnapping and persecution of Ukrainians, as well as Crimean Tatars, are ongoing. More than half of 25 Kremlin hostages are Crimean Tatars.

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