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Crimean Tatar activists detained on charges of alleged extortion of 7 thousand dollars from a Turkish citizen are held in different temporary detention facilities in the occupied Crimea, according to QHA's own sources.

Asan Chapukh, Bekir Degermendzhi are kept in the temporary detention facility in the city of Saki (Saki district), and Kyazim Ametov, Ruslan Trubach are in the temporary detention facility in Bakhchysarai.

"Law enforcers" stated that there was no room in the pre-trial detention center (SIZO), so the activists are kept where a place was found for them.

Reference: November 23 in the annexed Crimea searches were conducted in the homes of Asan Chapukh and Amet Asanov in Koreiz; Kurtseit Abdullaev and his brother Eldar in Simferopol (both of them were detained); Ruslan Trubach was searched in the village of Blyzhne in Feodosia (he was detained with his wife, then his wife was taken to the search). In the cafe Medobory in Simferopol security forces detained Bekir Degermendzhi, father of Mustafa Degermendzhi, a defendant in the case of "February 26".

Also, the search was conducted at Kazim Ametov - a friend of Bekir Degermendzhi in the village of Grushivka, Sudak district, and in the house of Remzy Baytullayev in Hvardiiske.

As of 23:00 on November 23, the occupants released two detained activists - Kurtseit Abdullayev and his brother Eldar, four were arrested for 48 hours.

Asan Chapukh, Bekir Degermendzhi, Kazim Ametov, Ruslan Trubach were detained for 48 hours. They are charged with "extortion". The amount of the bribe, which they allegedly extorted from a citizen of Turkey was 7 thousand dollars.

The Turkish citizen, who was allegedly subjected to extortion, was Yusuf Aytan, he cohabited with different women and owed money to several people, among them was Vedzhie Kashka, a veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement. The activists, feeling respect for the Vedzhie’s family, intervened in the situation and tried to help.

As a result of the actions of the security forces in the Crimea on November 23, 83-year-old Vedzhie Kashka, a veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, died.

The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has opened a criminal investigation into the facts of illegal searches, detentions and death of a veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement Vedzhie Kashka.
On air of Hayat Radio, Crimean Tatar activist Server Mustafayev said that searches and detentions of Crimean Tatars by the FSB officials were an act of intimidation of the whole people.

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