Activist detained at administrative border with occupied Crimea — Human rights defenders
At the Kalanchak checkpoint, the Russian border service detained an activist residing in the Stasry Krym – Abdurakhman (Volodymyr) Ulchitsky.
According to public association Crimean Solidarity, he is the son-in-law of another activist Zekyi Kulametov, who had previously been detained on the Kerch bridge.
Ulchitsky was detained with the requirement to undergo a survey.
All this time, his relatives had to wait for him, among them were his wife, as well as the family of her brother with four children.
“They took Abdurakhman to the premises, took his phone away and asked questions about the contact list and correspondence in it. Two hours later he was released. He safely joined his relatives,” the message says.
However, on the way back, during the repeated crossing at the Russian checkpoint, he was again detained by officers of the FSB.
According to Crimean Solidarity, Abdurakhman’s wife, Khatidhze Ulchitskaya, went to the checkpoint to find out about the reasons, worrying about the long detention of her husband.
As a result, the FSB officers took her to a separate room.
“She was asked questions about her citizenship, about the reason the arrests take place in Crimea, and what she knew about Crimean Solidarity. They also asked questions about her brother, Girai Kulametov. She refused to answer questions,” human rights activists said.
Also, according to the spouse, it became known that during the first detention, her husband was asked questions about what kind of literature he reads, whether he attends trials and meetings of Crimean Solidarity. Later, Abdurakhman Ulchitsky was released.
On December 24, FSB officers detained five of the nine Crimean Tatars on the Kerch Bridge, who were traveling by bus, returning from Moscow, where they attended the court meeting considering an appeal against the verdict on the “first Simferopol group” in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”.
The Crimean Tatars were told to take a survey by submitting a questionnaire to fill out, however, referring to article 51 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, they refused to give any answers. Soon they were released.