US Again Calls on Russia to Stop Detentions of Crimean Tatars
Russia recently carried out searches and detentions of multiple Crimean Tatars
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The United States Embassy in Ukraine calls upon Russian authorities in the occupied Crimea to stop the detention of Crimean Tatars.
The embassy said this in a statement posted on Facebook.
“Eight more Crimean Tatars have been unlawfully detained this week. Russian authorities’ increasing persecution of Crimean Tatars is unacceptable and needs to stop,” the post says.
The post also referenced an earlier post of May 25, 2019, also calling for Russia to stop its detentions of Crimean Tatars.
On June 10, 2019, Russian security officers detained eight people on terrorism charges after searches in Alushta, Bilohirsk and Simferopol districts in Crimea. The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation stated that “investigative measures” were taken within the framework of a criminal case under Art. 205.5 (organization or participation in the activities of a terrorist organization) and concerned the religious organization Hizb ut-Tahrir.
The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine calls on the international community to increase pressure on the Russian Federation in connection with new massive illegal searches in houses and detentions of Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea.