After today's morning searches in Bakhchysarai, which were explained as "planned measures" to "identify and detain persons involved in the activities of an organization banned in Russia," Russian law enforcers on patrol cars detained two more Muslims: Ametkhan Umerov and Aziz Azizov, according to the message of Bakhchysarai resident Seytumer Seitumeri on his Facebook page.
“The law enforcers began following two more Muslims in the center of the city on patrol cars and detained Ametkhan Umerov and Aziz Azizov. Escorted by the police, they were taken to the Bakhchysarai police department.”
He noted that during the chase, law enforcers threatened and insulted the Muslims.
Earlier QHA reported that, on the morning of April 13 in Bakhchysarai (in Russian occupied Crimea) Russian security forces broke into the homes of two Crimean Tatars Seydamet Mustafayev and Riza Muzhdabaev. Russian Guard forces together with the OMON arrived to the place of the search as well.
Later, Russian security officials beat up Crimean Tatars, who came to support their neighbors, with clubs. According to eyewitnesses, shots were heard. One person is hospitalized.
Later it became known that Seidamet Mustafayev was detained after a search at his house. Five more people - the son and father Mustafa and Shevket Abduramanov, Eskender Memetov (the son of political prisoner Remzi Memetov), Remzi Zudiev and Midat Muzhdaba - were also detained and taken to the local police station. Today the court session is to be held over the detainees’ activists.
PHOTO, VIDEO: Seytumer Seytumerov