Lawyers are not allowed to the detained Crimean Tatars

August 31, 2020

The Crimean Tatars, whose dwellings were searched by the Russian security forces on August 31, have been denied access to lawyers for more than five hours. The defenders turned to the so-called prosecutor’s office of the occupied Crimea with a complaint. Alexey Ladin announced this via his Facebook page.

“At about 09:40 Gazelle automobile, in which Kadyrov was brought to the courtyard of the FSB building on the Franko street, however, the FSB explained by phone that they have no information about the arrest. Ayder has been in the FSB building for more than 2.5 hours and still he wasn’t able to contact his lawyer. We shall file an appeal to the Crimean prosecutor's office”,- the message said.

We remind that on August 31, Russian security forces conducted mass searches in the houses of the Crimean Tatars in the Nyzhniohirsk and Sovetskyi districts of Crimea, as well as in the city of Sudak. As a result, four people were detained. Subsequently, Enver Topchi, Ayder Abliakimov, Ridvan Umerov and Ayder Kadyrov were released on recognizance not to leave. They are charged with Article 205.6 of the Criminal Code of Russia (failure to report a crime).