SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

November 8 in the Crimea, the homes of Crimean Tatars were searched again, after which several people were detained, and their phones or laptops were seized, according to the report by activists of the Crimean solidarity.

Thus, in the morning the security forces conducted a search in Bakhchysarai in the house of the civil activist Seitumer Velievich Seitumerov. Seitumerov is a local photographer, economist and administrator at the Salachyk cafe, owned by Marlen (Suleiman) Asanov, an activist of association of the political prisoners’ families "Crimean solidarity", who was detained on October 11.

Seitumer Seitumerov was taken to the police department of the city of Bakhchysarai.

According to the lawyer, an administrative protocol is drawn up under Part 1 of Article 20.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation ("Propaganda or public demonstration of Nazi attributes or symbols, or attributes or symbols similar to Nazi attributes or symbols to the point of confusion, or attributes or symbols of extremist organizations, or other attributes or symbols, propaganda or public demonstration of which are prohibited by federal laws ").
The second search took place in Zarechnoye village of Simferopol district in the house of Eldar Kantemirov. Security forces seized his phone and laptop, but the searched Crimean Tatar was not detained. Kantemirov was a participant in solitary pickets on October 14, 2017, after which he was interrogated by "law enforcers".

It is also known about a search in the village of Kirovskoe, in the Shkolna street in the house of the Chairman of the regional Mejlis Ekrem Abdulvatov. His phone and a laptop were seized as well.

In Staryi Krym, security forces searched the activist Alimdar (Ruslan) Narimanovich Belyalov, who was fined for an active position and coverage of events in the Crimea (in particular, searches and detentions in Bakhchysarai on October 11, 2017). During the search, a large sum of money was seized from him, namely $ 3,000 and 60,000 rubles, which was done without drawing up an appropriate protocol. His phone was taken as well for studying contacts and correspondence.

Five employees of catering facilities who worked for Belyalov were also taken to the district police department. They were Asan Zekeryaev, Alim Zekeryaev, Resul Abduramanov, Mustafa Isayev, Amet Umerov. Law enforcers intended to take their DNA samples and fingerprints. Physical force was used against some of them.

Activists said that these searches are a consistent and purposeful pressure on activists of the "Crimean solidarity" in order to make them keep silent about what is happening in the Crimea. The first signals of pressure on activists emerged after the October 11 detentions, when several people were detained under art. 205. Among the detained were Timur Ibragimov, Marlen Aslanov (previously fined 10,000 rubles), Memet Belyalov, Ernest Ametov, Server Zekeryaev, Seyran Saliev (previously fined 10,000 rubles, and later detained for 10 days)

QHA reported that the activist Seitumer Seitumerov, who had been searched today, was taken to the Bakhchysarai police department.

This morning, November 8, in the occupied Crimea, searches were again carried out in the homes of Crimean Tatars.

In Bakhchysarai, a search was conducted in the house of a civil activist Seitumer Seitumerov. His lawyer was not allowed to the search in his house in Rechnaya Street.

Besides him, the security forces searched the houses of two more Crimean Tatars - Alimdar Belyalov (town of Stary Krym, Krestyanska Street, 11/2) and Eldar Kantemirov (Simferopol district, Zarechnoye settlement).

QHA