On her Facebook page, the Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova reported that 23 detained Crimean activists are in 2 remand prisons in Rostov-on-Don, and 3 in the Rostov suburb. Earlier, lawyer Emil Kurbedinov suggested that they might be there. The whereabouts of the last detainee, Edem Yayachikov, are still unknown.
On March 27, mass searches in Crimean Tatars' houses were carried out in Crimea, after which 23 activists of the Crimean Solidarity were chosen a measure of restraint in form of arrest in a pre-trial detention center until May 15.
Activist Edem Yayachikov, declared wanted after the searches, was detained by Russian security forces on March 29. The day before his wife filed a complaint about his abduction.
Remzi Bekirov, Riza Izetov, Ruslan Suleymanov, Farid Bazarov and Shaban Umerov are accused of Part 1 of Art. 205.5 of the Criminal Code of Russia (organization of the activities of a terrorist group). The rest of the detainees are charged with Part 2 of Art. 205.5 of the Criminal Code of Russia (participation in the activities of a terrorist organization).