On Thursday, March 16, Crimean Tatar Rustem Virasti was detained in Novooleksiivka for allegedly active participation in the Noman Çelebicihan Crimean Tatar Volunteer Battalion.
It is known that the flags of the battalion were allegedly found on him. On March 17, he was beaten and tortured, but released. However, then they detained me again and said that for a long time.
Recall that since 2014, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center has recorded 25 arrests on charges of participation in the Noman Çelebicihan Crimean Tatar Volunteer Battalion: 10 in the occupied Crimea, 15 in the occupied Kherson region after February 24, 2022.