Journalist Anton Naumlyuk wrote on Facebook from the scene, Censor.NET reports.
"The search at Mustafaiev's home is over. He himself was taken to the Center E (Russian Interior Ministry's Department for Countering Extremism - Ed.). The police declined to comment on the reasons for Mustafaiev's detention and search in his house. Mustafaiev's wife, mother, and 4-month-old baby are currently at home. Mustafaiev was detained on his way to work," he said.
According to the journalist, the police additionally detained about 10 people.
"Just yesterday, I learned about recent surge in home burglaries and robberies in Simferopol's Kamenka neighborhood. The local residents decided to stand together to protect their homes on their own because of the law enforcers' inaction. Members of the Department for Countering Extremism started search in a house owned by the Crimean Tatars in this neighborhood in the morning. Several dozen local residents who came to support their neighbors were detained and taken to the police precinct. That is, the Russian police in Crimea apprehend ordinary people instead of protecting them from criminals. Why? Because it is convenient. It is both safe and makes the stats going up. As for the crime, it should deal with itself without assistance," lawyer Nikolay Polozov commented on the detention.
Marlen Mustafaiev's daughter Esma
As reported, the occupants conducted a search in the house of Crimean Tatar Mustafaiev in Kamianka neighborhood of Simferopol in occupied Crimea on the morning of Feb. 21.
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