The public initiative "Bizim Balalar" ("Our Children") encourages people to help seventeen children of the Crimean Tatars detained in the annexed Crimea on October 12, the founder of "Bizim Balalar" Lily Budzhurova posted on her Facebook page.

“Today in Crimea, after searches of homes (where nothing suspicious has been found except religious literature), five more Crimean Muslims were detained: Rustem Ismailov, Uzeyir Abdullayev, Timur Abdullaev, Emil Dzhemadinov and Eider Saledinov. It's as clear as day that they will be labeled as "terrorists" involved in "Hizb ut-Tahrir" organization, and so “terrible” that only with their faith in Allah and prayer they threaten Russia's security. According to the preliminary data, 17 children are growing up in five families of the detainees. And they all are now our children,” Budzhurova wrote.

She called on all concerned people to help the children of the Crimean Tatars detained in the occupied Crimea.

“Up till now, the social movement "Bizim Balalar", with your support, has taken care of 47 children of imprisoned, gone missing and killed Crimean Muslims. Today, there are more of them – 64 children. But I'm sure that kindness and mercy of our great Crimean Tatar family will be enough for all of them. Anyone who wants to help our children, should either contact the volunteer organization, working in our area, or call +7 (978) 780-63-52,” she noted.

The public initiative "Bizim Balalar" provides support to families of political prisoners, as well as missing and murdered Crimeans.

It was reported earlier that, a new wave of raids was launched in Crimea on the morning of October 12. In particular, the FSB officers raided the homes of Crimean Tatars living in the settlements of Stroganovka and Kamenka of Simferopol district:  Emil Dzhemadenov, Eider Saledinov, Uzeyir Abdullayev, Timur Abdullaev and Rustem Ismailov.  The head of the Central Election Commission of the Crimean Tatar Qurultai Zair Smedlyaev also said that Eider Saledinov was taken to the FSB Directorate following the search of his home. 

Just a reminder: February 11, 2016, searches were conducted in the homes of the Crimean Tatars in order to discredit them as "terrorists". Often the security forces acted aggressively: knocked the glass and forcibly took people away.