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 banned in Russia," according to the statement by the "Interior Ministry of the Crimea."
“Employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea, joined by other law enforcement agencies in the territory of the Bakhchysarai region, carry out planned measures aimed at identifying and detaining persons involved in the activities of a banned organization in Russia.”
The "department" claims that the law enforcers had seized "extremist" literature as well.
At the same time, Crimean lawyer Jemil Temishev, who was present during the morning searches, recorded what exactly the law enforcers had seized. The video of the lawyer was published on the page of activist Abu Hamza on Facebook.
He informed that the "extremist" literature the invaders managed to seize was represented by only one book.
“Inspection was conducted; They seized two phones, a system unit, two flash cards, one book "Among the Righteous." They drew a report on the administrative violation, and took people to court.”
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. Today the court session is to be held over the detainees’ activists.