SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

The Crimean occupation authorities regularly conduct searches and interrogations, often "in a latent form." The reason for this can be a letter from vigilant neighbors; similarity with appearance of a person, who has not squared up a bill in a cafe; a stolen bike; visit to the mosque; or heavy beard, according to the Facebook page of Zair Smedlyaev, head of the Central Election Commission of the Crimean Tatar Qurultai.

He specified the names of people hidden from the public and arrested in August this year.

"Another arrest of a Muslim in Crimea in late August was slow to come to light. Now Kyrgyz citizen Abdullayev Ahmatzhon Mahmutzhanovich, born in 1976, is under arrest in the Simferopol detention center, being charged under Article 205.5 Part 2 'participation in a terrorist organization'," Smedlyaev wrote.

According to him, Isroilov Nemat, charged under the same article, is kept in the Simferopol detention center, too.

There is also an unconfirmed information that the security forces arrested an elderly Muslim suffering from cancer, who later died in captivity.

"I do not want to talk about gloomy things. I hope the latter information is not true!" Zair Smedlyaev added.

After the annexation of Crimea, mass searches of homes of independent journalists, activists and members of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis become much more frequent.

Human rights activists regularly inform the international community about the facts of human rights violations in Crimea.

The so-called "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case has become the hallmark of the FSB struggle against Muslim dissidents in Crimea.

Under the pretext of checking the validity of suspicions of terrorism and calling their repressive actions as struggle with extremism, the Russian security forces burst into the houses, conduct illegal searches and detentions of anyone who has a personal opinion different from that of the "peninsula authorities."

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