Occupants claim that they did not force political prisoner Seytumerov to take part in the Russian referendum

June 30, 2020

The so-called head of the election commission of the occupied Crimea, Mikhail Malyshev, claims that no one forced the defendant in the so-called third Bakhchisaray Hizb ut-Tahrir case Seytumer Seytumerov to vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in the Simferopol psychiatric hospital. It is reported by the Kryminform media agency.

The so-called head of the Crimean electoral commission Mikhail Malyshev said that “this information is not true.” The so-called deputy head of the Crimean electioral commission Inna Guzeeva claims that the whole point is that in the psychiatric hospital in which Seytumerov is located, there is a polling station.

“In order for the people who are in this hospital to be able to exercise their citizen rights, namely the right to vote, a special polling station has been set up. According to the law, administration must draw up lists of everyone who is currently in this hospital, which was done by the administration of a psychiatric institution”,- Guzeeva said.

We remind that on March 11, 2020, Russian security forces raided the homes of Crimean Tatars in Bakhchisaray and the Bakhchisaray district. Searches were carried out in the house of Seitumer Seitumerov, Shukri Seitumerov, Amet Suleymanov, Seidamet Mustafayev, Rustem Seitmemetov, Ayder Suleymanov and Seytumer Seytumerov. The activists were detained. On March 12, the so-called Kyiv District Court of Simferopol sent Amet Suleymanov under house arrest. On March 13, the so-called Kyiv District Court chose a measure of restraint for the defendants in the so-called third Bakhchisaray Hizb ut-Tahrir case – Osman Seytumerov, Seytumer Seytumerov and Rustem Seytememetov in the form of detention.