On Thursday, January 18, Russian security forces conducted searches in the houses of Crimean Tatar activists, participants of one man protests held of October 14 – Girai Kulametov (Stary Krym) and Kemal Seityaev (Belogorsk). Both were detained. According to the “Crimean solidarity”, they are accused of disseminating “extremist materials” in social networks.
It is reported that Girai Kulametov was delivered to the Kirovsky district police department. At 12-00 a court session will be held in the Kirov "court" of Crimea. According to the relatives, Girai is accused of disseminating "extremist information" in social networks.
Kemal Seityaev was delivered to Belogorsk district police department.He is also charged with the distribution of "extremist materials" in social networks.
Оn October 14, representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people took part in one-man protests in different cities of Crimea. They urged the Russian authorities of the peninsula to stop repressions against the Crimean Tatars. More than 30 people were subjected to illegal detention. Being forcefully fingerprinted, photographed.After giving testimony and taking the posters all the detainees were released.
On 18, 19 and 26 December, the occupation courts in Crimea fined more than 70 Crimean Tatar activists participation in one-man protests on October 14. . Everyone was charged with Part 5 of Art. 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia ("Violation of … the procedure for holding … picketing" ). Everyone was fined from 10 to 20 thousand rubles.