Edem Bekirov’s relatives left Crimea due to pressure from the occupiers

03.03.2021

Relatives of a former Kremlin prisoner, Crimean Tatar activist Edem Bekirov, left Crimea for mainland Ukraine due to pressure from the occupiers.

 

This was told in the Kherson Regional State Administration on the occasion of the Day of Resistance to the Occupation of Crimea by Deputy Chairman of the Henichesk Regional State Administration Gulnara Bekirova, Ukrinform.

 

The woman stressed that pressure on Crimean Tatars continues in the occupied Crimea.

 

“Today we see a forced deportation of the Crimean Tatar people. My family, my daughter and granddaughter, have already left. And also my mother, who was deported in 1944 and returned to the Crimea only in 2002, left” said Gulnara Bekirova.

 

She noted that her family felt the pressure of the occupiers. In particular, the daughter was called to the FSB, she began to worry about her.

 

“I told her: take your things and come to us. She works as a teacher now. And my mother was left alone, because we live in the Kherson region. For the 6th month since she left the Crimea, she left everything there – there is no possibility to transport things. However, my mother hopes that Crimea will return,” Bekirova said.

 

The woman said that Edem Bekirov had been hospitalized 3 times since his return from Russian imprisonment, got the coronavirus, and could not take part in all the actions and activities due to his health.

 

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date 03.03.2021
categories Crimea, Prisoners of Kremlin, Ukraine
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