MOSCOW (QHA) -

Lawyer Dzhemil Temyshev managed to get into the detention center "Lefortovo" in Moscow and talk with the Crimean Tatar businessman Resul Velilyaev, who was detained by the security forces in the occupied Crimea on April 26. The Lawyer shared the corresponding information on his Facebook page.

“I have never met him before. I knew about such a businessman who donates money to schools, sports events, helps to revive national culture and education. I knew that he had created more than 1200 jobs, which according to the Crimean standards is a very serious indicator. Ordinary people speak very well of him," he wrote.

The lawyer noted that Velilyaev has been kept in solitary confinement for 15 days.

“He quashed my questions about his state of health as something insignificant: "Do not worry about me, I'll endure. It's just fifteen days in a solitary cell in complete ignorance. What happens to my relatives, what is at work? I do not know anything”, Temishev cited the political prisoner.

Earlier, Crimean Tatar journalist Lilya Budzhurova informed, that security forces had detained Velilyaev for allegedly expired products in his store "Guzel".

She noted that the "court", chose the measure of restraint against the owner of the store in the form of two months' imprisonment without even waiting for product expertise results.

QHA reported that Resul Velilyaev had been interrogated by law enforcement officers for more than three hours.

Reference: 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. 

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