Tatar Protesters on Red Square in Moscow Detained
The group was protesting the so-called Hizb-ut Tahrir case going through the Russian courts
Photo Facebook/Sasha Krylenkova
Seven veterans of the Crimean Tatar national movement were detained after a protest on Red Square in Moscow on July 10, 2019, Crimea.Realities reported.
“Exactly at 11:00am, by my estimates, dozens of veterans of the Crimean Tatar national movement have come in front of the Lenin Mausoleum in Red Square and unfolded banners. Their protest was timed to coincide with the first Bakhchisarai ‘Hizb ut-Tahir case.’ Five minutes later, two police cars arrived, they told every one to wrap up. As a result, three protest participants were loaded into one of the cars, three more into another, one participant was taken somewhere,” Russian Human Rights Defender, Aleksandra Krylenkova, said to Crimea.Realities.
Some of the slogans on the participants’ posters were: “Stop repressions on a national and religious basis in the Crimea,” “Fighting against ‘terrorism’ in Crimea is a fight against dissenting view,” “Our children are not terrorists,” among others.
Crimea.Realities reports that there was no comment from the Russian authorities after the protest and detentions of several of the people who participated.
On July 11, 2019, the Russian Supreme Court will conduct the appeals hearing for four Crimean Tatar nationals who have been charged under the so-called “Hizb-ut Tahrir case” allegedly for participation in a terrorist organization.