: Dzhemilev: 22 people reported missing in Crimea, primarily Crimean Tatars

19:54 Apr. 6, 2016

Dzhemilev: 22 people reported missing in Crimea, primarily Crimean Tatars

Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev (UNIAN Photo)

On Paril 14, a Russian court will be hearing the case on banning entry of the Crimean Tatar leader to the Russian-occupied Crimea 

22 people have disappeared over the last period in occupied Crimea, the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev wrote on Facebook. 

"According to our data, the number of missing people in Crimea is 22 at the moment, most of them are Crimean Tatars. These are the cases we are aware of, but there can be more…" wrote Dzhemilev.

Dzhemilev said there were cases when the fact of the disappearance of individuals was used a threat during interrogations by security forces.

"The disappearance of people is often used by security officials as a threat during interrogations. If the people questioned by the FSB (Russian security service officers) retain their dignity, they can be asked whether they are afraid that they or their children may disappear as well," Dzhemilev said

Read also Ukrainian Crimea MP on Russia's federal wanted list

"За нашими даними, на даний момент число зниклих людей в Криму - 22 людини, більшість з яких кримські татри. Це ті, що н...

Опубликовано Уповноважений Президента України у справах кримськотатарського народу 6 апреля 2016 г.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on April 14, a court hearing will be held in Russia in the case of the ban on entry of the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, to the Russian-occupied Crimea, said his lawyer, Mark Feygin.

Reporting by UNIAN

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