The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has begun criminal proceedings into the disappearance of Ervin Ibragimov, a member of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars and Bakhchysarai regional Mejlis member.
A corresponding message was posted on the website of the Prosecutor's Office.
“The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has initiated criminal proceedings over the missing Crimean Tatar, a member of the regional Mejlis Erwin Ibragimov. So, it was reported that Ibragimov’s car was found abandoned in the middle of the road on May 25, 2016. His parents do not know anything about the whereabouts of their son. Ervin Ibragimov does not answer the phone,” reads a statement of the Office’s press-service.
The Prosecutor's Office noted that in case of missing person, an authorized officer shall enter the information into the Pre-trial Investigation Unified Register for pre-qualification of the criminal offense under Part 1, Art.115 of Ukrainian Criminal Code.
The Article sanction provides for punishment of 7 to 15 year imprisonment.
It was reported earlier that Ervin Ibragimov did not show up for a meeting with his friends to go to the court in the town of Sudak on May 25. Ibragimov’s car was found near the entrance of his house.
In connection with the disappearance of Ervin Ibragimov, the World Congress of Crimean Tatars issued a statement, stressing that Russia is to blame for this incident.