On the morning of May 30, 2016, officers of the Russian security agencies in the occupied Crimea came to the house of a Crimean Tatar poet and journalist Lily Bujurova, Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Refat Chubarov posted on his Facebook page.

“Reportedly, Lily Bujurova was given a notice of extremist activity,” Chubarov wrote.

Lily Bujurova later wrote that the security forces saw the "extremism" in her Facebook posts.

“An appeal to help children turns out to be extremism. These "crimes" were found in my Facebook posts and "Now it's our children" blog on,” she wrote. 

QHA publishes a copy of the warning:




“Crimean authorities" strengthen the repressions on the annexed peninsula. Such an attitude to the citizens whose homes are subjected to searches, and who are taken for "confidential talks" should not be overlooked by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko, as well as Ukrainian and international organizations that defend human rights.

PHOTO: Facebook Lilies Bujurova