STEPNE / MUNIY (QHA) -

In the occupied Crimea in the village Stepne (Muniy) of Pervomaisky district today, April 17, searches were conducted in the homes of two Crimean Tatars.

The QHA's own sources reported that Crimea,searches were conducted at the homes of Ayder Yurdam and Edem Vadzhipov.
After the searches, the security officials took both Crimean Tatars for questioning. Reportedly they were brought to the police station in the village of Razdolne (Ak-Sheikh).

According to preliminary information, the invaders conducted searches and detentions allegedly in connection with a certain incident that occurred back in 2015. The security officials interrogated the detained Crimean Tatars and took their fingerprints, after which they were released.

As it is known, following the annexation in Crimea, mass searches of independent journalists, Crimean Tatar activists and members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people have increased.

On international platforms, human rights defenders regularly report on human rights violations in the Crimea.
Under the pretext of suspicions in terrorism, calling their repressive actions a fight against extremism, Russian security forces break into homes, carry out massive illegal searches and detain anyone who disagrees with the opinion of the self-proclaimed "authorities of the peninsula."

QHA