Mustafa Jemilev, Leader of Crimean Tatars, and Refat Chubarov, Head of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars, are put on the international wanted list, Natalia Poklonskaya, the Crimea’s Prosecutor, told TASS today.

“The procedural decision was adopted by the investigating authority in the course of a criminal investigation. So, Jemilev and Chubarov were put on the international wanted list, and Lenur Islyamov – on a federal wanted list,” said Natalia Poklonskaya. 

It was reported earlier that the Kiev District Court of Simferopol arrested Mustafa Jemilev, Ukrainian MP and Leader of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars, in absentia.

Refat Chubarov was also arrested in absentia in October last year. The Crimean law enforcement authorities carry out investigation into his call for a violation of Russia's territorial integrity. The case was initiated in the spring of 2015, and provides for penalty up to five years imprisonment under Part 2, Art. 280.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

Just a reminder: the FSS (Russia’s Federal Security Service) also opened a criminal case of sabotage with regard to Lenur Islyamov, after transmission towers were blown up in the Kherson region of Ukraine in November 22, 2015. As a result, power supplies from Ukraine to Crimea were disrupted. A Russian court has seized all the property of Islyamov in Moscow and Crimea.