Russian Sledkom hushes up disappearances of Crimean Tatars

In 2015, the Russian Investigating Committee has not registered any disappearances of Crimean Tatars, which increased during the occupation period.

28 January 2016 15:00

The so-called "Main Investigation Department of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Crimea" has published the outcome of its work for 2015. According to it, over the past year the investigators have maintained an adequate quality of the preliminary investigation, as well as protected rights and legitimate interests of parties to criminal proceedings.

- The efforts of the Main Investigation Department have been focused on improving the efficiency in fight against corruption, tax crimes, crimes against life and citizens' health, including those committed by members of the Interior Affairs Agencies, minors and against them, reads the report.

However, a volume report, full of various figures, does not say anything about the mass disappearances of the Crimean Tatar people.

After Russia's annexation of Crimea, a few Crimean Tatars disappeared without any trace: Seyran Zinedinov (went missing May 30, 2014), Islyam Dzhepparov and Dzhavdet Islyamov (disappeared on Sept. 27, 2014), Eskender Apselyamov (missing as of October, 3 2014).

In early January, Ernest Ablyazimov and Elvina Razakova went missing in Crimea, and in December 2015 two other men disappeared in the city of Kerch: Ruslan Ganiev and his friend Arlen Terekhov. Neither one of them is mentioned in the report. What is it - negligence or deliberate hushing up?

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