SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

Today, October 30, Russian security forces came with a search to the house of the Crimean Tatars in the village of Zhemchuzhnoye, Kirovsky district of the annexed Crimea, the public association Crimean Solidarity reported on Facebook.

The activists noted that during the searches of the Crimean Tatars  a laptop, phone, documents, including Russian and Ukrainian passports were seized.


Journalist Anton Naumlyuk wrote on his Facebook that the FSB officers searched the house of Dilyaver Gafarov.

According to the journalist, the search began around 4 am and lasted until 11 am.

 “Several dozens of armed people in masks broke the door and rushed inside, Dilyaver and his wife and parents were in the house. No search warrant was presented; There were two girls from Feodosia as witnesses, who were brought along by the security forces. Neither relatives nor independent witnesses were allowed into the house. The searched for the weapon and drugs, found nothing, seized the computer, tablet and phones,”  Naumlyuk reported.

The journalist further noted that Dilyaver Gafarov was taken to Simferopol, according to security officials, to an insulator. The lawyer with his parents followed him.

Gafarov worked in the store as a seller, earlier he had no complaints from the security forces, Anton Naumlyuk added.
 
QHA reported that in September, the security forces came with searches to the Crimean Tatars Aider and Arsen Bekirov in the Crimea. Police cars drove to the house of the Crimean Tatars. During the search, nothing was seized and the reason for it was not explained.

The UN report says that the number of searches and raids of the FSB has tripled in Crimea. Russia continues to disregard international obligations as an occupier country. It did not provide adequate guarantees and protection of a wide range of human rights in Crimea.

QHA