Crimean Tatars again searched, detained in Crimea
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reported searches on the homes of representatives of the Crimean Tatar community and detentions in the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula.
According to the CrimeaSOS human rights organization, searches were carried out in Simferopol, Simeiz, Kholodivka, Hrushivka, Yuzhne. According to the report, Ruslan Trubach, Bekir Degermendzhi, Asan Chapukh, Kazim Ametov, Kurtseit Abdullayev, Kazim Ametov and Vedzhie Kashka were detained.
According to the leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Bloc of Petro Poroshenko MP Refat Chubarov, Kashka was hospitalized and subsequently died.
"Bad news came from Crimea regarding the death of a veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, 82-year-old legendary Vedzhie Abla Kashka, who fell unwell during the search of her house. Abla Kashka died in an ambulance," he wrote on his Facebook page.
According to Chubarov, the analysis of incoming information indicates a large-scale special operation being conducted by the Russian Federal Security Service in Crimea with the goal of making new arrests of activists of the national movement and discrediting the Mejlis.