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 Crimean Tatars, detained after raids in Russia-occupied Bakhchysarai, taken to FSB, - lawyer

Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov says the Muslims detained after searches in Bakhchysarai on May 12 were taken to Russia's FSB in Crimea. He is sure the four detainees will be tried similar to other Crimean Tatars accused of ties with Hizb ut-Tahrir by the Russian prosecutor's office in Crimea.

Censor.NET reports citing Krym.Realii.

"One person will be tried as the organizer of a terrorist cell. Other three - as members. It's all the same, they use the same scenario. Enver Mamutov will most likely fall under part 1, article 205.5 - the establishment of a terrorist cell. Rustem Abeltarov, Remzi Memetov, and Zevri Abseitov will follow," Kurbedinov noted.

The lawyer believes that the pretrial restraint will be chosen as early as on Friday, May 13.

Kurbedinov sees the incident in Bakhchysarai as a continuation of repression against the Crimean Tatar people in the peninsula.

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"We have 14 people - Crimean Tatars - charged under this article in Crimea. I regard it as repression. I have no other word to describe it," the human rights activist said.

On May 12 morning, at least five houses of Crimean Muslims in Bakhchysarai were reported to be searched. This information was also voiced in a local cafe, where, according to the staff, two buses with armed law enforcers had arrived.

Read more: Russian occupants apprehended 25 Crimean Tatars in Yevpatoria, - journalist Pashaiev

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry once again demanded that the Russian authorities in Crimea stop the prosecution of the Crimean Tatars.
 
 
 
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