Three Crimean Tatars were detained by Russian security forces near the Kerch bridge.
According to public association Crimean Solidarity, the incident occurred on a highway en route from Russian Rostov-on-Don to occupied Crimea.
The detainees later informed, that the Russian police demanded them to fill out questionnaires for the "working out of crimes" and tried to force them undergo fingerprint examination, but were refused.
After that they seized the documents of the detained. When asked why the documents were taken away and whether a protocol of detention would be drawn up, the Russian officer did not answer, asking the Crimean Tatars to wait outside.
Crimean residents Ansar Osmanov, Ali Kerimov and Amet Suleymanov were returning after attending the trial in the Southern District Military Court over the “Yalta group” in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” as listeners.
Crimean Tatar human rights activist Mumine Salieva said that this situation is nothing more than an act of intimidation and “warning” that the Crimean Tatars should discard all motives to attend court hearings in Rostov-on-Don.
She noted that the pressure on the Crimean Tatars creates confrontation and unites them even more.
Crimean Tatars were kept without documents for more than six hours. The fact that they were finally released became known only about 10 in the morning.