Searches are now being conducted in Simferopol, the head of the Central Election Commission of the Crimean Tatar Qurultai Zair Smedlyaev posted on Facebook.

“I have just been informed that masked gunmen are now conducting searches of Eider Saledinov’s home and … in Stroganovka and Vasiet areas in Simferopol. Further details will be made available later, as they have not yet been reported,” Zair Smedlyaev wrote.

Previously, he informed about further repressive actions undertaken by the Crimean "authorities", after the ban on the Crimean Tatar Mejlis in the Russian Federation and Crimea by the Supreme Court of Russia on August 2, 2016.