Crimean Tatars prosecution: More house searches for the Crimean Tatars
Crime17:45 Oct. 20, 2016

More house searches for the Crimean Tatars

Russia's FSB presents more fake charges for establishing terrorist groups

The Russian Security Service continues searching the homes of Crimean Tatars in Bakhchysarai, according to Zair Smedliayev, head of the Central Election Committee of the Qurultay.

He says Russian FSB raided the homes of Enver Abduveliyev and Asan Serverov. They are being accused of participating in a volunteer battalion at the border of occupied Crimea and Ukraine. Computers have been confiscated from both houses.

Read also Persecution of Crimean Tatars the purposeful policy of occupiers – Ukraine's Foreign Ministry

Today, there are two court hearings scheduled for the Crimean Tatars, both men are being charged with taking part in a terrorist group along with other fictional crimes.

As well today, Ilmi Umerov, Deputy Head of the Mejlis, will be interrogated, he is being accused of encroachment on the territorial integrity of Russia, after his interview where he stated Crimea is not part of Russia.

Read also Crimean Tatar leader shortlisted for 2016 Sakharov prize

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