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Political prisoner Shykhametov had his arrest extended

18 January 2022

The Southern District Military Court extended the measure of restraint for political prisoner Yashar Shykhametov, who was detained on February 17 after mass searches. He will remain in the pre-trial detention center until April 26, 2022.

We remind you that on February 17, Russian security officials conducted seven searches in the houses of the Crimean Tatars in Bilohirsk, Bakhchysarai, Simferopol, Sevastopol and the Sovietskyy districts of the occupied Crimea. The detainees are charged with Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The so-called Kyiv District Court and the so-called Lenin District Court have chosen a preventive measure in the form of detention until April 15, 2021 for the detained Crimean Tatars - Ernest Ibrahimov, Tymur Yalkabov, Azamat Eiupov, Oleh Fedorov, Lenur Seidametov and Yashar Shykhametov.