Crimean Tatar Resource Center

7 years ago, Reshat Ametov was kidnapped - a symbol of the struggle for Crimea

3 March 2021

Reshat Ametov was the first victim of the Russian invaders in Crimea. 7 years ago, on March 3, 2014, Unknown individuals in camouflage uniforms abducted Reshat Ametov in the center of Simferopol, where he held a picket against the occupation of Crimea. The man’s body was found on March 15 in the field near the village of Zemlyanichnoye of Belogorsky district, with stab-cut wounds in the left eye socket and numerous other body injuries. His head was tied with tape, handcuffs were on his hands. Three children lost their father.