Crimean attorney Emil Kurbedinov believes that October raids and detentions on the occupied peninsula are linked to civil activity of Crimean Tatars.
In the morning on Oct. 11, 2017, Russian occupants are conducting mass searches in homes of several Crimean Tatars.
The European Parliament has urged the Kremlin to end repressions against the Crimean Tatar people and Ukrainians in Crimea and called for immediate release of all political hostages illegally imprisoned by Moscow.
Kremlin-controlled Kyiv district court of Simferopol has arrested three Tatars - Renat Suleimanov, Arsen Kurbedinov, and Taliat Abdurakhmanov.
On Monday, Oct. 2, people in masks conducted a search in a Crimean village of Molodizhne, Simferopol district, in the home of Crimean resident Renat Suleimanov.
The Russian court in Crimea has sentenced Ilmi Umerov to two years in colony and a two-year ban from public activities.
The United States has condemned the sentencing of deputy chairman of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars Akhtem Chiygoz.
International NGO Amnesty International has called for immediate release of Crimean Tatar activists detained in Simferopol and stopping prosecution of dissidence in the occupied peninsula.
Russian law enforcers came with a search to a house in Novoklenove village, Bilohirsk district of Crimea, in the morning of Aug. 10.
On Aug. 5-6, Ukrainians living in Russia were commemorating the victims of Stalin repression in Sandarmokh, 30 percent of which were Ukrainians.
Kremlin-controlled so-called 'High court' of the occupied Crimea on June 15 again refuted a request by Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz to be allowed to see his mother, who is terminally ill.
Today Ukrainians commemorate 80th anniversary of political repressions and mass killings of 1937-1938.
Russia's security agents are conducting more searches of Crimean Tatar places of residence in the occupied peninsula.
The North Caucasus military district court has sentenced Crimean Tatar Ruslan Zeitullaiev to 12 years in prison.
Russian security forces detained two more Muslims after the morning raids on Crimean Tatars' homes in occupied Bakhchysarai.
In Russian-occupied Crimea, agents of the Center for Combating Extremism (Center E) raided the central market of Simferopol and detained 60 people.