In the occupied Crimea in the Krasnogvardeysky district (Kurman districts), the security forces conduct regular searches in the house of the Crimean Tatars, Facebook user Nariman Ibn Halil reported on his page.

“In Krasnogvardeysky district at Vostochna Street a search is taking place,” he wrote.

On January 25 in the occupied Crimea regular searches were conducted in the homes of Crimean Tatars: Enver Krosh was searched at the address Dzhankoysky district, the village of Blyzhnegorodske, Sadova Street, and Ebazer Islyamov was searched at the address in the village Razlivy of the Nizhnegorsk region. Immediately after the search of Enver Krosh was taken to the Dzhankoysky district department. Security forces seized his phone, a tablet and a laptop. Ebazer Islyamov was taken to the Nizhnegorsk District police department. Islyamov is a disabled person and he became ill during the search. Activist Enver alimov informed that he was not allowed to the building as a defender of Ebazer Islyamov.

The occupiers accused Enver Krosh of extremism and sentenced him to 10 days of arrest. And the so-called court fined Islyamov 2,000 rubles.

Reportedly, the security forces were searching for weapons and forbidden literature. Crimean activists gathered to support the Crimean Tatar and were threatened with fines in case they do not disperse. The activists call these actions of the security forces and the decisions of court as another act of intimidation and an attempt to present the Crimean Tatars as terrorists or extremists.