Overview of the situation in Crimea. January 2017
The beginning of the year in the occupied peninsula is characterised by a new practice of persecution of independent lawyers and activists, new searches and arrests. Three persons of "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case, in addition to the existing accusation faced another one: the attempt of the enforced power seizure. Murat Karimov, the citizen of Uzbekistan, disappeared while crossing the administrative border with Crimea. Earlier he was asking for the refugee status.