A hearing on a complaint filed by a lawyer Vadim Siruk has started in annexed Crimea, Head of the Central Election Commission of the Kurultay of the Crimean Tatar People Zair Smedlyaev wrote on Facebook.

The hearing has started on a Vadim Siruk’s complaint over the investigator’s refusal to grant a petition asking to provide a copy of the expert examination. The hearing is being held via a videoconference. The communication quality is poor although it might have been planned, wrote Smedlyaev.

February, 11 a wave of searches swept the Crimean Tatars’ houses in order to discredit them as "terrorists". Often the security forces acted aggressively – broke windows and forcibly took away people. During the interrogation, the detainees were asked whether they or their friends are terrorists, whether they engage in any extremist organization and are going to Syria. Eight of twelve detainees have already been released, while Emir Usein Kuku, Vadim Siruk, Enver Bekirov and Muslim Aliyev are still being held in custody. A hearing in the case of the detainees is to be held today. In particular, prior to being arrested Emir-Usein Kuku was engaged in human rights activities recording the cases of human rights violations in Crimea.

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