KYIV (QHA) -

Sinaver Kadyrov, an activist of the Crimean Tatar national movement and Coordinator of the Committee for Protection of Rights of the Crimean Tatar people, commented on the attempts of the Kremlin-controlled Crimean authorities to expose the Crimean Tatars as terrorists, a QHA journalist reports.

“The activists of our national movement tracked the following: cleaning is ongoing in different areas to show the scale of terrorism in Crimea, to show that the peninsula is literally flooded with terrorists and how hard it is to fight against the Crimean Tatar terrorism for occupation authorities. The main purpose is to intimidate, suppress and at the same time gain privileges for themselves as performers: positions and staff. And law enforcement agencies have sufficient wages there; why not take advantage of the situation?” Kadyrov said.

He said that now the Ukrainian civil society should show maximum activity.

“We must first of all to coerce the Ukrainian power to intensify its activity in the international arena to put pressure on the aggressor country,” the activist of the Crimean Tatar national movement said.

It was reported earlier that, a new wave of raids was launched in Crimea on October 12. In particular, the FSB officers raided the homes of Crimean Tatars living in the settlements of Stroganovka and Kamenka of Simferopol district: Emil Dzhemadenov, Eider Saledinov, Uzeyir Abdullayev, Teymur Abdullaev and Rustem Ismailov. Following the searches all of them were taken to the FSB Directorate in Crimea. Four Crimean Tatars are charged with participation in the activities of the "Hizb ut-Tahrir" organization recognized as terrorist in Russia. Teymur Abdullayev is charged with Part1 of Art. 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - the organization of activity of the terrorist unit. 

The so-called "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case has become the hallmark of the FSB struggle against Muslim dissidents in Crimea.

According to Gayana Yuksel, a member of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, a total of 19 people have been detained in the case. The first detentions began in Sevastopol and Bakhchysarai and continued on the southern coast; the latest were carried out in Simferopol.

QHA