(QHA) -

Main Investigation Department of the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation in Crimea has refused to launch criminal proceeding on the case of kidnapping of Crimean Tatars, press service of the committee informed.

As it was earlier reported, head of Sudak Mejlis office Fikret Aliyev announced that unknown masked men kidnapped Crimean Tatars Oct 10 near the local cafe.

The committee refused to initiate criminal proceeding saying that the witnesses had reportedly contradicted each other and had seen no illegal actions. Moreover, the surveillance cameras fixed no violations of the law or criminal actions in the area.

At least seven people have been forcibly disappeared or gone missing in Crimea since May 2014, including two on September 27. Five are Crimean Tatars and two are pro-Ukraine activists.