Russian security forces conducted a series of searches and arrests in Bakhchisarai, according to Crimean lawyer Emil Kurbedinov. In addition, four Crimean Tatars are detained.
"After a series of searches in Bakhchisaray four Crimean Tatars are detained — Zevri Abseitov, Remzi Memetov, Rustem Abiltarov and Enver Mamutov. Poklonska is cooking up charges with terrorism against all them", — the lawyer wrote.
Search was also conducted in café "Caravan-sarai Salachik". Two buses, full of armed enforcers, drove up to the café.
Russian prosecutor of Crimea Natalia Poklonska commented to TASS, that the detainees are targeted in the investigation of "Hizb ut-Tahrir case". Three of them are accused of involvement in a terrorist organization, another is in the organization of terrorist activities.
"It was found that one of the detainees was the head of the local cell of terrorist organization, carried out clandestine anti-constitutional activities, such as propagandistic work among the population in the territory of Bakhchisaray. Also he persuaded local residents to participate in the activities of this terrorist organization, led this activity, organized and conducted clandestine meetings", — Poklonska said.