In the occupied Crimea, Russian security forces searched the house of activist Dmytro Demchuk

February 10, 2023

On Thursday, February 9, in the occupied Crimea, in Sudak, Russian security forces searched the apartment of activist Dmytro Demchuk. This is reported by Krym.Realii.

At six in the morning, Russian security forces in masks with weapons entered Dmytro’s apartment, while waking up all the neighbors.

“They lifted me out of bed in my underwear, twisted my arms, took me into the hall, started filming, handcuffed me and read out the charge under Art. 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (inciting hatred or enmity, as well as humiliation of human dignity). As a result of the search, they turned my whole apartment upside down, broke the sofa and bed, searched all the belongings of my underage daughter and interrogated her without the permission of her parents and without a lawyer. Brought her and his wife to hysterics. During the search, they were allowed to go to the toilet only in handcuffs. After the search, in handcuffs, they defiantly led me around the entire courtyard of our house, and put me in a minibus, accompanied by armed guards, who threatened to take me into the forest all the way and put me on a bottle or take me to the basement”,- the activist said.

Dmytro Demchuk said that the security forces took him to the Center E in Simferopol, where he was kept until the evening and interrogated.

“During interrogations, they used psychological pressure with threats. And at the end of the interrogation, some important officer came in, and at the same time, they forced me to turn away, put the hood of my jacket on my head. This was followed by a strong blow to the back of the head, it even rang in my ears, I could hardly stay in my chair so as not to fall. After that, I was taken to the bus station, where I bought a minibus ticket and went home”,- the activist said.

He noted that he was forced to admit guilt under torture.