KYIV (QHA) -

Russia must stop the tactics of abduction and torture with the aim of prosecuting dissidents in the occupied Crimea, according to the statement on the page of the US Embassy in Ukraine on Twitter.

The diplomatic mission noted that they are concerned about the abduction of the Crimean Tartar Ervin Ibrahimov in the occupied Crimea.

“Disappeared In Crimea: Ervin Ibrahimov, a member of Executive Committee of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars and a member of the Regional Mejlis, was stopped in his car and abducted by men in uniforms. He tried to escape, but was thrown into a minibus.” the statement said.

The US Embassy in Ukraine stressed that pressure on those opposing the occupation in Crimea must stop and urged the Russian Federation to return the disappeared Crimeans to their families.

“Russia must return them to their families and stop using tactics such as enforced disappearances and torture to stifle political dissent and persecute Crimeans.”

QHA reported that relatives of political prisoners told the OSCE about crimes of the Kremlin in Crimea. Aliye Degermendzhi, wife of a Crimean Tatar involved in the "Vedzhie Kashka case" and the mother of the person involved in the "case of February 26", as well as Umer Ibragimov, the father of Ervin Ibragimov who was kidnapped in the annexed peninsula, participated in the round table "Violation of human rights and international crimes in the Crimea".Ervin Ibragimov's father asked the OSCE to help in finding his son, who was kidnapped in 2016.

QHA