(QHA) -

Crimean authorities have transferred Hayser Jemilev from the peninsula to Russia's Krasnodar region.

Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev said this in an interview with Ukraine's Kanal 24 television channel on Sept 29, adding that the Kremlin “is holding his son, Hayser Jemilev, hostage to put pressure on him”.

Hayser Jemilev was arrested in May 2013 after allegedly shooting a friend dead.

Crimea's authorities reopened the investigation after Russia annexed Crimea in March. They said in June that Hayser Jemilev being held on three charges under the Russian Criminal Code, including murder and the illegal possession of weapons.

In May, Mustafa Jemilev, who has strongly protested Crimea’s joining Russia, was banned from entering the peninsula for 5 years.

QHA