SEVASTOPOL / AK-YAR (QHA) -

Security forces in the Russia-occupied Crimea conducted searches in the houses of the Crimean Tatars near Sevastopol, the public association Crimean Solidarity reported on Facebook.

“We received preliminary, but reliable information that in Sevastopol in the village Baidary (Orlyne) searches were conducted early in the morning,” the statement said.

The public association further noted that according to the results of the search "two Crimean Tatars were detained".

“As it became known, the detainees are two siblings Ernest and Enver Seitosmanov. They are Muslims.
Reportedly, the Crimean Tatars are cousins of Nuri Priumov, illegally convicted in the fictitious "case of Hizb ut-Tahrir".”

Previously, QHA reported that on April 26 in the occupied Crimea in Bilohirsk, security officials came with searches in the network of shops "Guzel" and the firm "KrymOpt." They also searched the houses of Velilyaev family members - Remzi, Resul, Ekrem, Zera and Rustem. Velilyaevs are businessmen known in the Crimea, patrons and founders of the Bekir Çoban-zade Charitable Foundation. The security officials also came to search the houses of Ali and Asan Bariev.  

After the searches, they detained Resul Velilyaev for allegedly expired products in his "Guzel" store. He was interrogated by security forces for more than three hours. Ali Bariev was detained as well.

QHA