It is expected that a new wave of arrests, in particular the activists, will pass in the peninsular in the near future.
“We know that the persecution and arrests on religious grounds will continue. Security forces tell us in plain language that the arrests in the Stroganovka and Kamenka were not the last in the so-called "Hizb ut-Tahrir case." Moreover, they advise us not to interfere and not protect them (the arrested – Ed.), in order not to get into hot water,” said in a recent interview the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Nariman Jelalov.
According to him, the Russian security forces today do not show a clear activity in Crimea to strike an unexpected blow.
Nariman Jelalov went on to say that the invaders "always keep their attention to him on point."
“As for me, the authorities have not performed any activities against me recently... But I, like many of my colleagues, have a bad feeling,” Jelalov added.
April 26, the so-called Supreme Court of the Crimea banned the Mejlis in the territory of the Russian Federation and annexed Crimea. September 29, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation rejected the defense's appeal and confirmed the recognition of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people as an extremist organization.