April 16, two Crimean Tatars, detained during searches in Bakhchysarai on April 13, Remzi Zudiev and Midat Muzhdaba, were released.
According to the Crimean activist Mumine Saliyeva, their three-day arrest term was over.
The Kremlin-controlled Bakhchysarai District Court accused Remzi Zudiev of participating in an "unauthorized rally", and of Midat Muzhdaba was accused of "propaganda of extremist materials."
Earlier QHA reported that, on the morning of April 13 in Bakhchysarai (in Russian occupied Crimea) Russian security forces broke into the homes of two Crimean Tatars Seydamet Mustafayev and Riza Muzhdabaev. Russian Guard forces together with the OMON arrived to the place of the search as well.
Later, Russian security officials beat up Crimean Tatars, who came to support their neighbors, with clubs. According to eyewitnesses, shots were heard. One person is hospitalized.
Later it became known that Seidamet Mustafayev was detained after a search at his house. Five more people - the son and father Mustafa and Shevket Abduramanov, Eskender Memetov (the son of political prisoner Remzi Memetov), Remzi Zudiev and Midat Muzhdaba - were also detained and taken to the local police station.
Occupation law enforcers reported that searches in homes, detention and beating of Crimean Tatars in Bakhchysarai on the morning of April 13 were "planned measures" to "identify and detain persons involved in the activities of an organization Hizb ut-Tahrir banned in Russia."
PHOTO: Mumine Saliyeva Facebook page