SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

The Crimean Tatar Resul Velilyaev, who was searched on April 26, was interrogated by the special forces for more than three hours, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov inormed on his Facebook page.

Reportedly, security officers took Resul Velilyaev to the Investigative Committee of the city of Simferopol yesterday, about 18:30.

“As of 20:30, Resul Velilyaev was still being interrogated by Russian occupiers. Only consolation is that the lawyer managed to reach him,” Chubarov wrote.

In turn, the public association Crimean Solidarity on its Facebook page noted that as of 11 pm of April 26, about 20 employees of the firm "KrymOpt", which office was also searched, were not allowed to leave the territory of the enterprise.

“About 20 employees were obliged to come on April 27 with passports for transferring cars to the penalty area,” human rights activists noted.

The invaders took away all the documentation, servers and computers from the office in an unknown direction.

Refat Chubarov said that previously detained Rustem Velilyaev (son of Resul Velilyaev) and Zera Velilyaeva (sister of Resulya Velilyaeva) were released.

QHA reported that in the occupied Crimea in Bilohirsk, special forces conducted searches in the house of the director of LLC "KrymOpt" Crimean Tatar Ali Bariev and in the network of shops "Guzel". It also became known that the invaders searched not only the house of the director of the company, but the homes of the "KrymOpt" employees as well.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine called searches in Crimea discrimination of the Crimean Tatars. The statement of the Speaker of the ministry Mariana Betsa said that official Kyiv will transfer the evidence of the crimes committed by the Russian Federation to the international courts.

QHA