"Russia's Investigative Committee in Crimea" establishes the circumstances of the kidnapping of Ervin Ibragimov, ex-deputy of the Bakhchysarai City Council, member of the Coordination Council of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars and member of the Bakhchysarai regional Mejlis, sending orders to other regions of the Russian Federation.

In this regard, the investigating authorities are turning to the inhabitants of Crimea and regions to immediately report any information on missing person by phone: + 7-978-909-11-11, (3562) 69-24-78 or 02, the press service of "Russia's Investigative Committee in Crimea" reports.

“May 24, 2016, unidentified persons in the city of Bakhchysarai stopped Ibragimov while driving Ford Focus (number plate E868SKH, 01 region), then forced him into their car and driven away in an unknown direction,” reads the Committee’s statement.

Ervin Ibragimov is described as being 170 cm tall, of medium stature, having short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and dark sneakers. He had a black Nokia cell phone, documents for Ford Focus and a driver's license with him.

The “Main Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee in the Republic of Crimea” launched an investigation into the criminal case initiated under cl. “a, b,” Section 2, Art. 126 of the RF Criminal Code (kidnapping).

It was reported earlier that Ervin Ibragimov, 30, a member of the Coordination Council of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars, was kidnapped in Bakhchysarai at around 11 pm on May 24.

Later, a video was put on the Internet captured by a surveillance camera of one of the stores owned by a Crimean Tatar businessman in Bakhchysarai. The video record shows how a few unidentified persons, presumably in the uniform of the Russian traffic police, were forcibly putting Ervin Ibragimov in a minibus. 

Erwin Ibragimov’s relatives are ready to pay a large sum for his return home, in particular a reward of one million Russian rubles, according to Argumenty Nedeli - Crimea. 

On June 2, a local resident found the documents (passport, driving license and work book) of the kidnapped Crimean Tatar Ervin Ibragimov in the city of Bakhchysarai. The finder immediately took the documents to the police station.

The video, published online June 3, shows a car with persons unknown wearing traffic police uniform driven out from the water storage in a few minutes before the appearance of Ervin Ibragimov's vehicle. Then they stopped his car, searched it and taken him to a Ford Transit van of white color. The young man tried to escape, but two persons forced him into a car and driven away in an unknown direction.

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