March 20, FSB officers searched the house of the Shukurdzhiev family in Simferopol. According to the report, the "visit" of the special services had a usual scenario: Men with weapons wearing camouflage clothes arrived in the morning (about 7:00) without warning.
The "visitors" carried out the search in the house of the Shukurdzhiev family pursuant to the Resolution of the Kyiv District Court of Simferopol. According to the information in the document, the reason for these investigative actions was a pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings on the grounds of a criminal offence under Part 2 of Art. 205 of the Criminal Code (article 205 is called the Terrorist Act, part 2 of this article provides for punishment of imprisonment for 10 to 20 years). The person charged with terrorist activities by the Crimean law-enforcers was Veldar Shukurdzhiev.
The search took place in the house of Veldar's parents, but he has not lived in the Crimea for more than a year. During the search, a number of documents, books, textbooks and the like were confiscated.
The source specifies that the special services could not but know that Veldar Shukurdzhiev was not at home and not in the Crimea in general.
"Thus, the chosen form and methods of searching in the apartment of Veldar's parents were aimed not at the search only.”
According to Art. 182 of the RF Code of Criminal Procedure, a copy of the search protocol as a documentary evidence of the procedural action was granted to one of Veldar's parents.
Following annexation of Crimea, mass searches are systematically carried out at the homes of independent journalists, Crimean Tatar activists and members of the Mejlis.