Two young women detained in Crimea on “extremist” article. Activists face fine or arrest. Lawyer was not allowed
May 30, Russian security forces in Crimea detained the Crimean Tatar human rights activist Lutfie Zudiyeva.
According to the Crimean Solidarity, Zudiyeva was detained on the way from the market in Dzhankoy.
The young woman is accused of violating the administrative code, in particular, of propaganda and public demonstration of the symbols of extremist organizations (20.3 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation).
This article provides for a fine or administrative arrest for 15 days.
After detention Zudiyeva was brought to the “Center for Countering Extremism of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Crimea”.
The lawyer Emil Kurbedinov confirmed the information about the detention of the Crimean Tatar.
Lutfie Zudiyeva conducts human rights activities and represents the interests of the Crimean Tatars detained by the Russian authorities in Crimea in the “courts”. In the conditions of the occupied Crimea, she is actively engaged in citizen journalism, highlighting detentions and “judicial” trials of the Crimean Tatars.
The same day, May 30, in Bakhchysarai, employees of the Center for Countering Extremism detained another Crimean Tatar activist, coordinator of the Crimean Childhood initiative, Mumine Saliyeva.
Public association Crimean Solidarity reported about the detention, recalling that the activist is also the wife of the defendant in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” from the “second Bahchysarai group” – Seyran Saliyev.
Lawyers Mammet Mambetov and Emil Kurdebinov confirmed the detention of Mumine Saliyeva in Bakhchysarai.
Lawyer Kurbedinov was not allowed to see the detainee, who is accused under art. 20.3 of the Administrative Code of Russia – “propaganda and public demonstration of the symbols of extremist organizations.”
After numerous arrests of the Crimean Tatars, their children in the occupied peninsula were left without fathers, so Mumine Saliyeva organized the Crimean Childhood project, which aims to support these children. She is also an active member of the public association Crimean Solidarity, actively attends the trials, supports families of political prisoners.