Mass searches conducted in Crimean Tatars' houses in Crimea – Chubarov
Mass searches took place at houses of Crimean Tatars in the annexed Crimea on Wednesday morning, chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said on Facebook.
"This time the Russian invaders broke into the houses of: Seytumer Seytumerov, who lives in Bakhchisarai, a professional photographer, economist and administrator in the Salachyk cafe, whose owner Marlen Asanov was arrested on October 11, 2017; Eldar Kantemirov, who lives in Zarichne village of Simferopol region, a participant of one of a hundred single pickets held on October 14, 2017; Ekrem Abdulvaapov, chairman of the Islam-Tereksky (Kirovsky) regional Mejlis; Alimdar Belyalov, resident of the town of Eski Qirim (Staryi Crimea), an activist of the Crimean Tatar national movement. During the search in the house of Belyalov, personal savings of owners in the amount of $3,000 and 60,000 Russian rubles were stolen," a statement reads.
Chubarov also noted that the occupation authorities detained Alimdar Belyalov's neighbors: Zekeryaev Asan, Zekeryaev Amet, Abduramanov Resul, Isayev Mustafa, Umerov Amet. They were also forcibly trying to take their DNA samples.