(QHA) -

Crimean Tatar activist Edem Osmanov, 34, detained Jan 20 in Crimea will be held in custody for 2 months.

The decision was made Jan 21 by Simferopol court, head of Kurultay electoral commission Zair Smedlyaev said to QHA.

“Simferopol court made a decision to detain Edem Osmanov for to 2 months. This is a continuation of the pressure on Crimean Tatars”- Smedlyaev said.

Osmanov was charged with assaulting police in connection with clashes between police and Crimean Tatars in May.

He is the 5th activist detained for May events. Thousands of Crimean Tatars met their national leader Mustafa Jemilev, who had been prevented by authorities from entering Crimea on May 3.