BAKHCHYSARAI (QHA) -

Lilya Aliyeva, mother of the abducted member of the Bakhchyisarai regional Mejlis and the Coordination Council of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars Ervin Ibragimov, has written a letter to President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko, asking him to make further efforts to find and release her son Ervin and other kidnapped Crimean Tatars.

Tamila Tasheva, head of the Krym SOS NGO, published the photo of the letter on her Facebook page.

“Mr. President! With a sense of anxiety I am writing to you because of the fate of my son and the other kidnapped Crimean Tatars, and I hope that further efforts to find and release them will be undertaken. We, the parents of the abducted Crimean Tatars, believe that their fault is in their boundless love for Ukraine, as they are true patriots.

Dear Petr Alekseevich! I hope you will not refuse the request of a heartbroken mother, a disabled person, who rises from bed, hoping to see and embrace her beloved son,” Lilya Aliyeva wrote in her letter.

Nothing is known about the whereabouts of Ervin Ibragimov, a 31-year-old member of the Bakhchysarai regional Mejlis and member of the Coordination Council of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars for four months.

It was reported earlier that Ervin Ibragimov, 30, a member of the Coordination Council of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars, was kidnapped in Bakhchysarai at around 11 p.m. on May 24.

Later, a video was put on the Internet captured by a surveillance camera of one of the stores owned by a Crimean Tatar businessman in Bakhchysarai. The video record shows how a few unidentified persons, presumably in the uniform of the Russian traffic police, were forcibly putting Ervin Ibragimov in a minibus. 

It was reported earlier that Ervin Ibragimov’s relatives are ready to pay a large sum for his return home. 

On June 2, a local resident found the documents (passport, driving license and work book) of the kidnapped Crimean Tatar Ervin Ibragimov outside Arpat bar in the city of Bakhchysarai. The finder immediately took the documents to the police station.

The video, published online June 3, shows a car with persons unknown wearing traffic police uniform driven out from the water storage in a few minutes before the appearance of Ervin Ibragimov's vehicle. Then they stopped his car, searched it and taken him to a Ford Transit van of white color. The young man tried to escape, but two persons forced him into a car and driven away in an unknown direction.

The so-called “Main Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee in the Republic of Crimea” launched an investigation into the criminal case initiated under cl. “a, b,” Section 2, Art. 126 of the RF Criminal Code (kidnapping), but nothing is known about the whereabouts of Ervin Ibragimov up to now. 

QHA