Crimean Tatar May be Locked Up in Solitary for Refusing to Drop Trousers
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Illegally detained Crimean Tatar Osman Arifmemetov may be locked up in solitary confinement for five days.
According to the words on the attorney Alexey Ladin, the “the disciplinary measure” announced after Arifmemetov got two rebukes for invented reasons. As the first offensive action, prison workers found a scrap of paper with the phone numbers of Osman’s friends and relatives. Another instance is when the detainee refused to drop his underwear, they issued a second measure.
“[They scored] the second rebuke for when he refused to drop trousers in front of detention facility employees, despite the fact that this is contrary to his [Osman Arifmemetov] religious beliefs,” Ladin said.
Arifmemetov is an activist with the human rights group “Crimean Solidarity” involved in the protection of detained Crimean Tatars. He was illegally detained on March 28, 2019.