"Here is the list of Crimean Tatars whose homes are being searched at the moment: Rustam Ismailov, 32, Kamianka; Uzair Abdullaiev, 42, Strohanivka; Teimur Abdullaiev, 41, Strohanivka; Emil Dzhemadinov, Aider Saledinov," Diulber wrote.
Zair Smedliaiev, chairman of the Central Election Commission of Crimean Tatar people's Kurultai, reported that Aider Saledinov was taken away by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) after the search.
According to lawyer Emil Kurbedinov, some of the raided Crimean Tatars recently made a pilgrimage to Mecca, which suggests they may be charged with the involvement in Hizb-ut-Tahrir, an international pan-Islamic political organisation that is banned in Russia.
Krym.Realii is trying to contact Emil Kurbedinov for more information.
Kırım Haberleri has posted several videos on YouTube showing raids in Strohanivka village.
Edem Semedliaiev said on Wednesday, Oct. 12, he was not allowed to see his client whose house was being illegally searched by the FSB.
"At 6:50 a.m., I arrived at my client Emil Dzhemadinov's place. The investigator prevents the lawyer from monitoring the search. We are going to appeal his actions. I think that the search will be declared illegal," Semedliaiev reported.
After the Russian occupation of Crimea, searches of independent journalists, Crimean Tatar activists and members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people became frequent. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expressed concern about the persecution of Ukrainian citizens in annexed Crimea and called for stopping putting pressure on them. The ministry also addressed the international community with a request to apply all possible legal and political tools against Russia so that it drops its totalitarian practices of suppression of human rights and freedom of speech and releases all Ukrainian political prisoners and hostages.