BAKHCHYSARAI (QHA) -

The human rights organization Crimean Solidarity published footage from the village of Dolynne, where yesterday, May 21, searches were conducted in the house of the Crimean Tatar Muslim, Edem Smailov.

The shots present the consequences of the search, as well as the reaction of people to the detention of Smailov.

People characterize Smailov as an honest, God-fearing and good person. On the video you can see how people turn to God for prayer after Smailov is taken away by the security forces.

Reportedly, ttoday Edem Smailov turns 50 years old. A month later he was going to celebrate his eldest daughter’s wedding.

Crimean Tatar activists, Server Mustafayev and Edem Smailov, detained yesterday by law enforcers, will be included in the so-called "second Bakhchysarai group", in the contrived criminal case of Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Previously, human rights activists, speaking of arrests and searches in the Crimea, noted that the occupation authorities are pursuing the goal of suppressing social activity.

The public association Crimean Solidarity they stated that the arrest of Crimean Tatar activists Server Mustafayev and Edem Smailov is persecution for their active civil, religious and national position.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine stated that the Russian invaders attempt to suppress freedom of the Crimean Tatars. Kyiv will appeal to international courts in connection with the detention of the Server Mustafayev and Edem Smailov.

Reference: on May 21, in the occupied Crimea in Bakhchysarai, the security forces conducted searches in the homes of Crimean Tatars Server Mustafayev and Edem Smailov. In the house of Edem Smailov three children were blocked, his wife was not allowed into the house. The security officials did not allow lawyer Emil Kurbedinov to Mustafayev.

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