Action in support of kidnapped Ibragimov to be held in Kyiv

The event will be held outside the Russian Embassy. Organizers urge people to get out on the streets with posters saying #where_is_ervin.

26 July 2016 17:34

The action in support of Ervin Ibraginov, a member of the Coordination Council of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars and member of the Bakhchysarai regional Mejlis, who was kidnapped on May 24, is to be held outside the Russian Embassy in Kyiv (27, Povitroflotsky Prospect) tomorrow, July 27. 

“The Crimean Tatar was abducted on the night of May 25. His whereabouts is not known so far. We urge the public not to forget the facts of the enforced disappearances of people in the occupied Crimea, and the Russian authorities to take immediate actions to find Ervin Ibragimov and other abductees as soon as possible, the organizers posted on Facebook.

The speakers of the event are expected to be the Coordinator of the KrymSOS NGO Tamila Tasheva, the former political prisoner Gennady Afanasiev and representatives of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

The organizers offer to support the action in the following way:

“Draw a poster with the hashtag #where_is_ervin or #где_эрвин  and come to the event tomorrow. Or draw a poster with the hashtag #where_is_ervin or #где_эрвин, take a photo with it and put the photo on the social media with the same hashtags.”

It was reported earlier that Ervin Ibragimov, 30, a member of the Coordination Council of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars, was kidnapped in Bakhchysarai at around 11 p.m. on May 24.

Later, a video was put on the Internet captured by a surveillance camera of one of the stores owned by a Crimean Tatar businessman in Bakhchysarai. The video record shows how a few unidentified persons, presumably in the uniform of the Russian traffic police, were forcibly putting Ervin Ibragimov in a minibus. 

Ervin Ibragimov’s relatives are ready to pay a large sum for his return home, in particular a reward of one million Russian rubles, according to Argumenty Nedeli - Crimea.

On June 2, a local resident found the documents (passport, driving license and work book) of the kidnapped Crimean Tatar Ervin Ibragimov in the city of Bakhchysarai. The finder immediately took the documents to the police station.

The video, published online June 3, shows a car with persons unknown wearing traffic police uniform driven out from the water storage in a few minutes before the appearance of Ervin Ibragimov's vehicle. Then they stopped his car, searched it and taken him to a Ford Transit van of white color. The young man tried to escape, but two persons forced him into a car and driven away in an unknown direction.

Every day, people from throughout Crimea come to house of the missing Ervin Ibragimov to support his parents.

Photo: Internet