Classmates of the missing student (3rd year) Johar Rasimovich Melyasanov reported seeing him last time on Saturday, June 4, when he left a hostel, a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Eskender Bariev posted on Facebook, citing sources in Crimea, wishing to remain anonymous .

“He left the hostel with a backpack, was dressed in sports clothes. On Monday, June 6, he had to take the exam at the Taurian National University, tourism faculty. But only today his classmate called his mother Nuriya Assanova and told that her son is absent in a hostel for a few days,” said Bariev.

QHA is monitoring the situation of Johar Melyasanov’s disappearance.

Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, the persecution and repressions of the Crimean Tatars have intensified, and searches of homes, arrests and abductions have become a norm. 

A missing Crimean Tatar student of the Medical University, Eldar Tefukov has been found alive and well in the waiting room of a bus station in the city of Simferopol on June 8.

A 30-year-old Erwin Ibragimov, a member of the Bakhchisaray Regional Mejlis, was kidnapped on May, 24 at about 11.00 p.m. in the city of Bakhchisaray. 

Controlled by the Russian authorities Investigative Committee of Crimea asserts "the Crimean Tatars are not kidnapped on the peninsula."