In Moscow, near the Kremlin, activists have hung posters with photos of missing Ervin Ibragimov, a member of the Coordination Council of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars and the Bakhchysarai regional Mejlis, with a call to find him. The video message requirement to find all the missing Crimean Tatars was posted on YouTube, Oct. 10.
In such a way, the activists want to draw international attention to the kidnappings and murders of the Crimean Tatars in the Russian-occupied Crimea.
“Help those, who may still be alive, to return home to their families! We want a transparent and full investigation! We want kidnapped people to return home alive! Help us!” says the video message.
The activists called to share this video to attract the attention of the international community and inform the whole world about the kidnappings of Crimean Tatars.
It was reported earlier that Ervin Ibragimov, a member of the Coordination Council of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars, was kidnapped in Bakhchysarai at around 11 p.m. 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.
It was reported earlier that Ervin Ibragimov’s relatives are ready to pay a large sum for his return home.
On June 2, a local resident found the documents (passport, driving license and work book) of the kidnapped Crimean Tatar Ervin Ibragimov outside Arpat bar 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.
The so-called “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), but nothing is known about the whereabouts of Ervin Ibragimov up to now.
According to the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, since the beginning of the illegal occupation of the Crimea Russia, 16 people, most of the Crimean Tatars, were reported missing, and their whereabouts remain unknown. 11 people were killed.