SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

The Kremlin-controlled security forces conducted a search in the house of the Crimean Tatar activist Marlen Mustafayev in the village of Kamianka (Simferopol district) in the occupied Crimea, the public association Crimean Solidarity reported on Facebook.

“Today, September 4, 2018, in the village of Kamianka, Simferopol region, Collective Gardens, Myasoedovska Street, a search is conducted at the home of Marlen Mustafayev. A small daughter, who is younger than two years old, as well as an elderly sick mother-in-law are in the house.”

The security forces did not provide the reasons for the searches, and a police van was driven to the house of the Crimean Tartar. According to preliminary data, the search was initiated by the FSB.

“Marlen Mustafayev was taken away by the security forces. According to his wife, they were looking for a weapon in the house. Documents and phones were seized.”

Reference: In the morning of March 4, 2017, Marlen Mustafaev was released after a 11-day arrest. Mustafayev noted that he was held accountable for the reposts in social networks, made even before the occupation of the Crimea by Russia.

Previously, in the morning of February 21, 2017, it became known about another illegal search in the Crimea. At 7:30 armed men broke into the home of Crimean Tatar Marlen Mustafayev in Kamianka, Simferopol. Activists reported the arrest of ten people who came to support the Mustafaev family. The detainees were charged with participating in an unauthorized rally in accordance with Part 1 of Art. 20.2 of the RF Code of Administrative Violations. All detainees were arrested for 5 days.

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