KYIV (QHA) -

The member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, the Chairman of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Eskender Bariev reported why his relatives were summoned for questioning to the FSB.

According to him, two of his sisters and father-in-law took part in the interrogation, and his parents were not able to come to the FSB office for health reasons.

Bariev said that his relatives were summoned for interrogation because of his human rights activities and civic position, but nothing is known about the details of the conversation, since his relatives have apparently signed a non-disclosure statement.

“1. My two sisters and father-in-law took part in the interrogation (parents did not go because of their state of health);

2. They were summoned for questioning because of my human rights activities and citizenship;

3. I do not know the details of the interrogation, as I was not informed, most likely, due to the fact that they have signed a non-disclosure statement.
Conclusions:

1. The FSB exerts pressure on me and my relatives, with the aim of creating obstacles to my human rights activities;

2. The FSB is trying to take control of communication ties with my close relatives;

3. The FSB is trying to make my close relatives hostage ...” Bariev wrote on his Facebook page.

Earlier, in December, Bariev's relatives were summoned for questioning to the FSB. According to him, his father, mother, sisters, wife and mother-in-law received the summons for the interrogation at the FSB.

The Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov commented on Bariev's statement.

According to Chubarov, in response to the demands of the UN General Assembly to abolish the illegal ban on the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people by the Russian occupation courts, Russian punishers intensified repression against activists of the national movement, as well as families and friends of the Mejlis members.

QHA