Crimean Tatar detained in the occupied Crimea after another search

March 16, 2020

On Monday, March 16, Russian security officials searched the dwelling of 26-year-old Dilyaver Ibraimov in Dzhankoy. The man was detained, but his whereabouts are unknown, since he was alone at home. This was reported by the Crimean Solidarity media agency with reference to the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov, who was contacted by relatives of the detained Crimean Tatar.

“Today, after a search in Dzhankoy, Dilyaver Ibraimov Dilyaver, born on February 3, 1994, was detained. According to relatives, Dilyaver was alone at home. The man’s parents are on a trip now. And his wife was not at home as well. After the search, the spouse cannot get into the house, because no one has the keys, except for Dilyaver. Relatives contacted me. They will now call the hotlines to leave a statement to the police about the kidnapping. They can’t find him. They went to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB. No one says where he is being held”, – Kurbedinov outlined.

The house was searched, said neighbours who saw a shuttle truck and two white minibuses leaving the house at around seven in the morning.

We remind that earlier, on March 11, Russian security officials raided the dwellings of the Crimean Tatars in Bakhchisaray and the Bakhchisaray district with searches. Searches were conducted in the houses of Seitumer Seitumerov, Shukri Seitumerov, Amet Suleymanov, Seidamet Mustafayev, Rustem Seitmemetov, Ayder Suleymanov and Seitumer Seitumerov. The activists were detained and arrested. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed strong protest in connection with the next wave of illegal searches and detentions of the Crimean Tatars.