Russia Raids Houses in Crimea - Four Crimean Tatars Detained

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Canan Kevser
31 August 2020, 11:22
Фото: «Кримська солідарність»
Canan Kevser
31 August 2020, 11:22

Kremlin continues to put pressure on Crimean Tatars in the Russian-occupied Crimea. The occupying power raided houses of four Crimean Tatars in the early morning on Monday, 31 August 2020.

Russian law enforcers hold searches at the houses of the Crimean Tatars in Nyzhnohirsky and Sovietsky areas and Sudak city of annexed Crimea, the Crimean Solidarity reported.

Particularly, the search took place at the house of Crimean Solidarity journalist, correspondent of Hrani.ru Aider Kadyrov.

Besides, his wife and four children were at the house at the moment of the search. The youngest child is 2.5 months old; he was passed to a grandmother, who was waiting outside. The law enforcers came to hold investigative actions in two cars without identification marks.

Moreover, in Sovietsky area, law enforcers searched a house of Enver Topchi; in Sonyachna Dolyna – a house of Aider Ablyakimov who works at the emergency service.

In Sudak, a house of activist Umerov Ridvan was searched. Three vehicles, including the police van with OMON, came to the house.

According to human rights activists, all four Crimean Tatars were detained and taken to the FSB directorate in Simferopol.

Previously on July 7, in four districts of Crimea, security forces searched the homes of Crimean Tatars and detained seven people.

Background

Since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, it continuously searches the homes of civilian activists, independent journalists, activists of Crimean Tatar national movement and Members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People.

With the oppression and illegal detentions, the occupying administration is trying to silence all those who resist the Russian occupation.