SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

After five days of arrest, all ten Crimean Tatars detained on February 21 during a search of the Crimean Tatar Marlen Mustafayev, were able to return home, the lawyer Nikolai Polozov said on air of the TV channel "112 Ukraine".

“The detained were released. Four of them were released yesterday. As for another six, the law enforcement officers were delaying their release up to the end of the day, since the exact time of detention was not specified. People are glad that we were able to break free, but there is no guarantee that tomorrow they will not be detained again without any legal basis ...” the lawyer said.

Earlier, QHA reported, that on Sunday morning, February 26, the first group of four Crimean Tatars was released.

Previously, in the morning of February 21 it became known about another illegal search in the Crimea. At 7:30 armed men burst into the home of Crimean Tatar Marlen Mustafayev in Kamenka, Simferopol.

After some time, the activists reported on social networks about the detention of 10 people, who came to support the Mustafayev family. The detainees were accused of participating in an unauthorized rally under Article 20.2, Part. 1, of the RF Code of Administrative Offences.

After the trial, which took place on the same day, Marlen Mustafayev was arrested for 11 days under the court decision, and the rest of the ten detainees were sentenced for five days of the administrative arrest.

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