KYIV (QHA) -

The Mufti of the Crimean Spiritual Administration Aider Rustemov on his Facebook page called the detention of the Crimean Tatar civil activist and journalist Nariman Memedeminov politically motivated.

According to him, the search in the house and the detention of Memedeminov testify to the persecution of the Crimean Tatars on the annexed peninsula.

“Obviously, the search, the detention of Memedeminov and the decision of the so-called "Kyiv District Court" in Simferopol once again attest to the political motivation, selectivity, retrospective of the actions of the Crimean occupation authorities against the Crimean Tatars, and are another blow to the work of civil activists and, in general, to civil journalism in the Crimea. Nariman Bey is an active participant in the Crimean Solidarity, he attended the so-called "trials" over the Crimean Tatars and was present at searches of compatriots. Three more minor children: two sons (6 and 3 years) and an 11-year-old daughter were left without a breadwinner,” he wrote.

Rustemov noted that Nariman Memedeminov had already been persecuted by the invaders. He was "convicted" for allegedly participating in an unauthorized rally. He was fined for being present during the search of the Crimean Tatar Seydamet Mustafayev in April last year.

"Allah the True and Truth always wins. It's just a matter of time. Our struggle continues!” the Mufti wrote.

Earlier, on March 23the Kremlin-controlled Kyiv district court of Simferopol chose a measure of restraint against Crimean Tatar activist Nariman Memedeminov in the form of detention for a period of 1 month and 24 days.

On March 22, human rights activists and journalists drafted a statement demanding that the so-called authorities of the occupied Crimea and the Russian Federation release Nariman Memedeminov.

QHA