Four Crimean Tatar activists have been released after their arrest on November 23

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10:23, 04 December
Four Crimean Tatar activists have been released after their arrest on November 23
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Crimean Tatars Simmar Ablyalimov and Lenur Appazov have been released from the pre-trial detention centre in occupied Dzhankoy. Also, Kemal Nemetullayev and Remzi Nimetulayev were released from the Simferopol detention centre. All of them served ten days of arrest after they were arrested on November 23-24, when over 150 people came to meet Edem Semedlyaev, who was released after the administrative arrest.

The public association Crimean Solidarity announced it on Facebook.

Crimean Solidarity citizen journalist Simmar Ablyalimov and activist Lenur Appazov were placed in a temporary detention centre on Franko Boulevard in Simferopol but later transferred to a detention centre in Dzhankoy.

According to the public association, Appazov arrived in the Bakhchisaray region, where their compatriots greeted him and two other Crimean Tatars.

At 7:30 p.m., Crimean Tatar activists Ramzi Nemetulaev and Kemal Nemetullaev, who also came on November 23 to meet lawyer Edem Semedlyaev, were also released.

Source: "Crimean Solidarity"

What is known

  • On November 23, more than 150 Crimean Tatars went to the Simferopol pre-trial detention centre to meet with lawyer Edem Semedlyaev, whose administrative arrest had ended.
  • The occupying Rosguard detained 32 people, including ten women and five Crimean Solidarity journalists - Enver Alimov, Alim Suleymanov, Vilen Temeryanov, Simmar Ablyalimov and Dlyaver Ibragimov.
  • Occupational police detained Crimean Solidarity coordinator Dilyaver Memetov as he approached the Crimean Garrison Military Court building in Simferopol. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reacted to new detentions of activists.
  • A marathon to repay fines to Crimean Tatars has started in occupied Crimea. 
  • The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine expressed outrage at the actions of the Russian authorities.
  • On November 11, the occupying Central District Court of Simferopol arrested lawyer Edem Semedlyaev for 12 days and fined 4 thousand rubles (UAH 1,481) for refusing to stop recording audio at the request of the "head of the department" "E" Ruslan Shambazov. On November 23, his term in the detention centre expired.
  • The ARC Prosecutor's Office has started criminal proceedings over the mass illegal detentions of Crimean Tatars, who supported the release of lawyer Edem Semedlyaev in occupied Crimea.
  • Great Britain has condemned the mass arrests of Crimean Tatars in Crimea. 
  • The Council of Europe calls for an end to the persecution of Crimean Tatars.