Security forces conducted searches in Crimean Tatars' houses in the occupied Crimea, the public association Crimean Solidarity reported on Facebook.
Thus, Crimean Tatars Mustafa Koki, Umer Abduveliev, Ridvan Seytkhalilov and Seitumer Asanov are searched in the village of Kurske.
Security officials came because in May the activists removed the flags of the Russian Federation from the building of the "Village Council" and threw them away.
“It became known that earlier, in May 2018, the underage children, whose houses are now being searched, removed the flags of the Russian Federation from the administrative building of the village council and threw them away. The investigation department initiated criminal proceedings on this fact under Art. 329 of the RF Criminal Code. The sanction of this article provides for the restriction of freedom, forced labor, arrest or imprisonment," reads the message.
The Crimean Solidarity noted that the search was also held in the village Kholodivka of the Russian-occupied peninsula.
“The fifth search is conducted in the village Kholodivka of the Sudak region at the home of Aziz-Muhamed Aliyev.”
Aliyev was not arrested, his equipment was not seized. The security officials "confined themselves to a visual inspection".
Earlier, on the morning of July 19, FSB officers broke into the house of the Crimean Tatar, involved in the "case of the Yalta group" Muslim Aliyev. According to human rights activists, more than 10 security officials were conducting the operation. They detained Aliyev's daughter Gulsum.
Gulsum Aliyeva was charged in connection with the publications on the page of the public organization Crimean Solidarity on Facebook. She was handed a decision on suspicion of stirring up ethnic hatred in social networks.