Timur Osmanov, Hayser Khalilov and Aider Haltaev arrested in the suburbs of Simferopol in the morning on May 26 were released last night, Shevket Namatullaev wrote on his Facebook page.

“They stayed there from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. All this time, lawyers were not allowed to them. Earlier on, their homes had been searched. The reason was the migrants allegedly working in their outlets,” he said.

On the morning of May 26, three Crimean Tatars - Timur Osmanov, Heiser Khalilov and Arthur Haltaev - were arrested and taken to the FSS’s (Russian Federal Security Service) ‘E’ Center for interrogation. The raids were carried out in houses and shopping sites collectively owned by the detained Crimean Tatars.

Nariman Jelal, First Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, said that the searches in the houses of the Crimean Tatars were supposedly carried out within the "fight against illegal migrants."

Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov noted that the searches were also conducted in Alupka.

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