Number of arrests in Crimea reduced due to coronavirus – Bariiev

December 2, 2020

The Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Eskender Bariiev, in an interview with Apostrophe TV, spoke about the situation with human rights violations in the occupied Crimea, stressing that the number of searches and detentions in the occupied Crimea has been halved due to coronavirus infection.

“Most likely, due to coronavirus infection, the number of searches, arrests, and detentions has decreased. Somewhere by half, and somewhere – two and a half. As for the right to a fair trial, the indicators have not changed, because they continue to extend the terms of stay in jail for our compatriots”,- he explained.

Speaking about the coronavirus pandemic, Bariiev stressed that in fact, a very difficult situation is observed in Crimea. One of the main reasons for this deterioration, he considers the summer season, when there was a very large flow of tourists.

The Head of the Board of the CRC recalled that he plans to organize a campaign for the parallel counting of COVID-19 patients in the occupied Crimea.

“Why do we want to carry out a parallel count, even for the dead? We observe that there is a very high mortality rate among the Crimean Tatar population. It frightens us very much. And we want to collect more complete and proving information”,- the expert added.