On Sunday, June 19 a prayer (Dua) was held in the city of Bakhchisarai near a house of Erwin Ibragrimov, a member of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars Executive Committee and member of the Bakhchisaray regional Mejlis kidnapped on May, 24, Head of the CEC of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar People, Zair Smedlyaev reported on Facebook and posted some photos.

- The dua for the safe return of all kidnapped Crimean Tatars is to start soon. Our compatriots are coming from various regions of Crimea, he wrote.

The prayer service was held from 06.00 p.m. to 07.00 p.m.

The video of the event was posted to Facebook by the Crimean Tatar activists Suleiman Kadyrov and Leonora Dulber.

A lawyer Emil Kurbedinov, who also came to pray for the return of the missing Crimean Tatars, recorded how the event was captured on video by the Crimean 'law enforcement officers.'

A 30-year-old Erwin Ibragimov, a member of the Crimean Tatars World Congress and Bakhchisaray Regional Mejlis, was kidnapped on May, 24 at about 11.00 p.m. in the city of Bakhchisarai. Later a video was put on the Internet captured by a surveillance camera of one of the stores owned by a Crimean Tatar businessman in Bakhchisarai. The video record shows how a few unidentified persons, presumably in the uniform of the Russian traffic police, were forcibly putting Erwin Ibragimov in a minibus.

As QHA reported earlier, Erwin Ibragimov’s relatives are ready to pay a large sum for his return home, in particular a reward of one million Russian rubles, reported Argumenty Nedeli - Crimea.

June, 2 a local resident found the documents, in particular a passport, driving license and a work book of a kidnapped Crimean Tatar Erwin Ibragimov in the city of Bakhchisarai. The finder immediately took the documents to the police station.

June 3, a video was put on the Internet showing a car with the unknown people in the traffic police uniform starting out left of a reservoir a few minutes prior to the time when Erwin Ibragimov’s car had to pass by. The unknown stopped the car, searched it and took Ibragimov towards a white Ford Transit. Following the young man’s attempts to escape, two men forced him into a car and drove away in the unknown direction.

Every day people from all corners of Crimea come to support parents of the missing Crimean Tatar Erwin Ibragimov.

PHOTO: Facebook page of Zair Smedlyaev and Rustem Irsay.