SIMFEROPOL/AQMESCIT (QHA) -

The FSS (the Federal Security Service of Russia) Department in Crimea has launched a criminal case against Lenur Islyamov, a Crimean Tatar businessman and one of the instigators of a civil blockade of Crimea.

The criminal case was initiated as early as October 22, said the press service of the FSS.

It was reported earlier that the Russian occupation authorities are conducting searches at homes of Elzara Islyamova, Director of ATR TV Channel, Lili Budzhurova, a journalist, and Edem Islyamov, CEO of SimCityTrans carrier.

All of the three individuals are either colleagues or employees of the companies owned by Lenur Islyamov, a Crimean Tatar businessman, public activist and one of the instigators of a civil blockade of Crimea aimed at cutting business relations with the occupied peninsula.

QHA