The Kremlin-controlled authorities in Simferopol did not allow Crimean activists to hold a picket against political and religious persecution on the annexed peninsula on May 19, according to one of the organizers of the banned picket, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Nariman Dzhelal.
“Administration of Simferopol City suggests you applying for holding a public event in compliance with the requirements of the current legislation, after which it will return to the issue of coordinating its conduct,” says the reply of the invaders, published by Dzhelal.
The Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis asserts that "the refusal is devoid of any sense", because all the formalities were strictly observed.
Reference: Following the Russian annexation in the Crimea, mass searches of independent journalists, Crimean Tatar activists and members of the Mejlis have increased. On international platforms, human rights defenders regularly report on violations of human rights on the peninsula. The so-called "Hizb ut-Tahrir" has become a "hallmark" of the FSB struggle against dissenting Muslims.
Under the pretext of checking the suspicions in terrorism, calling their repressive actions a fight against extremism, Russian security forces break into homes, carry out massive illegal searches and detentions.