Crimean Tatar Cafe "Salachik" temporarily ceases to work from April 27 by the decision of the Russian court, according to the information on the public page of the establishment on Facebook.
“Starting from 2014, we informed you about systematic searches, inspections and other measures in relation to our cafe. All this led to the fact that starting from April 27, 2018, by decision of the court at the request of the prosecutor of the Bakhchysarai district, A. Oschepkov, we were forced to temporarily close our cafe. The future of the cafe "Salachik" will be decided at court hearing, which will be held on May 7, 2018. We really hope that soon we will open our doors for you again," the message says.
According to the Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov, the cafe is owned by Marlen Asanov, who was arrested in October 2017 on a contrived case.
Reference: Suleiman (Marlen) Asanov, Server Zekeryayev and Ernest Ametov were detained on October 11, 2017 in the occupied Crimea during mass searches, which the occupiers conducted in the homes of Crimean Tatars. Five of the Crimean Tatar detainees in Bakhchysarai, including Ernest Ametov and Server Zekeryayev, were accused of "participating in terrorist activities" and Suleiman Asanov (the owner of the "Salachik" cafe) in the organization of the "Hizb ut-Tahrir"cell.
On October 12, the Kyiv district court of Simferopol chose a measure of restraint for them in the form of two months of arrest.
All the detainees are active participants of the public organization Crimean Solidarity.
According to the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov, six Bakhchysarai activists detained by Russian security forces on October 11 are accused of participating in Hizb ut-Tahrir organization because of a conversation in a local mosque that was recorded and handed over to the FSB.
It should be noted that Suleiman (Marlen) Asanov won the "Volunteer Award - 2017", established by "EuroMeidanSOS" on December 1.