18 Crimean Tatars held in custody of FSB – Mejlis

As of May 18, the number of Crimean Tatar political prisoners held in custody of the Russian Federal Security Service and Russia’s Investigative Committee increased up to 18 people.

Eskender Bariev, the member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, said this in Kyiv on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"To date, 18 Crimean Tatar political prisoners [who are held in custody of Russia’s Security Service and Investigative Committee departments in Crimea]," he said.

According to Bariev, despite the fact that leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev informed about 14 political prisoners in early May, "we see ongoing repressions" of the Russian de facto authorities in Crimea against the Crimean Tatars.


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