Crimean Tatars Yalkabov and Kantimirov placed in Detention chamber

February 20, 2023

Political prisoners, Crimean Tatars Tymur Yalkabov and Eldar Kantimirov were placed in a punishment cell. It is reported by the Crimean Solidarity.

Eldar Kantimirov said that he and his cellmates, including another convict from Crimea, Tymur Yalkabov, are under pressure. In particular, their cell was searched three times within one week. During the search, nothing illegal was found, but some personal items were confiscated – without an inventory.

On February 9, Tymur Yalkabov was taken to the Detention chamber for 12 days, and on February 22, Eldar Kantimirov was also placed there.

Recall that on March 22, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don announced the verdict to Tymur Yalkabov. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison with the first 4 years in prison.

On August 16, 2021, the Southern District Military Court sentenced Eldar Kantimirov to 12 years in prison.