Two Crimean Tatar Human Rights Defenders Detained in Occupied Crimea
The two women have been detained on specious charges
Two Crimean-Tatar activists and human rights defenders, Lutfiye Zudiyeva and Mumine Saliyeva were detained in the illegally annexed Crimea.
“It has just become known about the detention of human rights activist Lutfiye Zudiyeva by the staff of the CCE [Russian Center for Countering Extremism] under Article 20.3 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation “Forbidden Symbols Demonstration,” the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov wrote on Facebook.
He said also that these charges provide administrative arrest. Now the detainee is being taken to Simferopol.
According to the husband of activist Seytasana Zudiyeva, security forces, dressed in civilian clothes, detained Lutfiye in a market. They blocked the passage of her spouse’s car and asked the human rights defender to drive to the police station in Simferopol to draw up the detention report.
After that, the lawyer Mammet Mambetov reported on the detention of a human rights defender and coordinator of the Crimean Childhood initiative, Mumin Saliyeva. Members of the Center took her when she was close to her home in Bakhchisarai. There is no contact with her now.
Mumin Saliyeva is the spouse of the Crimean Tatar political prisoner Seyran Saliyev.
To date, 115 Ukrainian citizens have been persecuted using political reasons in both the Russian Federation and occupied Crimea.