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 60 people detained at Simferopol central market on suspicion of extremism. PHOTOS

In Russian-occupied Crimea, agents of the Center for Combating Extremism (Center E) raided the central market of Simferopol and detained 60 people.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent Anton Naumliuk wrote on Twitter, Censor.NET reports.

"Markets in Simferopol are being raided. 60 people have been detained, including a journalist and a human rights activist who recorded [what was happening - ed.]," he said.

Human rights activist Andrii Krysko and journalist Taras Ibrahimov, who recorded the actions of law enforcers, were detained.

Read more: Russian 'law enforcers' run manhunt at Simferopol's central market, detain journalist and human rights activist, - lawyer Kurbedinov

Their IDs were taken away and now they are staying in the Center E building along with other detainees.

Abu Hamza, one of the detainees, has already been released. He described what had happened.

"They were grabbing those with IDs and without, checking the registration. First they gave heed to appearance - a Muslim, a bearded person, with shaved mustache. There were 10 or more agents with or without masks, in camouflage or in civilian clothes. They cited certain happenings in Russia in the wake of the metro bombing. After that, without providing any documents, they said they would check us for extremism. As a result, I was held there for about two hours. In a voluntary compulsory form, the 'polite people' took my fingerprints, saliva and recorded my personal data. No documents or reports were provided," he said.

"One of the detainees is facing a 15-day custody for refusal to voluntarily sign the documents," Hamza said.

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