"The detention and arrest of Server Karametov (he was arrested for 10 days for police disobedience during a one-man small protest in support of deputy head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Akhtem Chiygoz - ed.) is itself a serious violation of the rights for freedom of speech and assembly. But having detained activists who came to support him, the authorities of the Crimean peninsula surpassed themselves and demonstrated unhealthy bigotry towards any dissidence. We demand the immediate release for all Crimean Tatar activists detained on Aug. 14 and stop any persecution of Crimea residents," deputy director of Amnesty International in Europe and Asia Denys Kryvosheiev said, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
The report reads that on Monday, Aug. 14, at least four people were detained in Crimea during solitary pickets in support of Server Karametov, who was arrested for 10 days. All the picketers are elderly people who went to the buildings of the "parliament," the "Council of Ministers," the "Interior Ministry" and the "Supreme Court" of the occupied Crimea with protest.
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