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March 4, Crimean Tatar Marlen Mustafayev was released after an 11-day arrest, the activist Ahmad Rustem Oglu informed in the community "Crimean solidarity" on Facebook.

Dozens of people, including his family, friends and acquaintances with children came to meet Mustafayev at the "Supreme Court of the Crimea".

Marlen Mustafayev commented on the reasons for his arrest, recalling that he had been detained for the reposts to the social network made in the period prior to the Russian occupation of Crimea.

“They found, as usual, a book on religion and my account on "Vkontakte" network. And I was detained for materials reposts that were published under Ukraine and for the piece of information from my Facebook profile.”

He thanked for the support of activists who came to his house during the search and were arrested as well.

“I want to thank everyone and wish not to lose courage. We need to go further, without fear.”

Previously, in the morning of February 21 it became known about another illegal search in the Crimea. At 7:30 armed men burst into the home of Crimean Tatar Marlen Mustafayev in Kamenka, Simferopol.

After some time, the activists reported on social networks about the detention of 10 people, who came to support the Mustafayev family. The detainees were accused of participating in an unauthorized rally under Article 20.2, Part. 1, of the RF Code of Administrative Offences.
After the trial, which took place on the same day, Marlen Mustafayev was arrested for 11 days under the court decision, and the rest of the ten detainees were sentenced for five days of the administrative arrest.
 
PHOTO: Marlen Mustafayev Facebook page

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