The activists are going to appeal to the Russian authorities with the question "Where are Ervin Ibragimov and all other missing persons in Crimea?" They also plan to read a letter of Ervin Ibragimov’s mother to the President of Ukraine, asking Poroshenko to make further efforts to find and release her son.
It was reported earlier that Ervin Ibragimov, a member of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars, was kidnapped in Bakhchysarai on May 24, 2016. A surveillance camera recorded how two persons in the uniform of the Russian traffic police stopped the car of Ibragimov and dragged him into a van.
Russian-controlled, now ex-prosecutor of the annexed Crimea, Natalia Poklonskaya claimed that whereabouts of 357 persons are still unknown on the peninsula: 188 gone missing and 169 have lost touch with relatives. Among them are 26 Crimean Tatars.
After the annexation of the Crimean, the cases of missing persons, mainly from among the Crimean Tatars has increased on the peninsula. At the same time the Russian-controlled "Investigative Committee of the Crimea" claims that there is no "mass disappearance of the Crimean Tatars on the peninsula."