On Thursday, March 24, Russian security forces came with a search to the house of the head of the CEC of Qurultay Zair Smedlia. It was reported by the Crimean Solidarity public association.
The search began at 7:30 am. Only Zair Smedlia and his wife were in the house. None of the relatives were allowed inside.
“None of the relatives were allowed into the house. They detained my father, just took him to the local police department, seized his phone, laptop and hard drive. Only the parents were in the house during the search”,- the message said.
Zair Smedlia is charged with Part 1 of Article 20.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (Propaganda or public demonstration of Nazi paraphernalia or symbols). The formal basis for the article was its publication on Facebook on March 1, 2014.
He is also charged with Part 1 of Article 20.3.3 (Public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in order to protect the interests of the Russian Federation and its citizens). The formal basis for the article was a publication on Facebook on March 9, 2022.