The detained Crimean Tatars report being abused by law-enforcers


The Crimean Tatars, arrested in Simferopol on February 21, state that they were deliberately starved and kept in unheated vehicles by law enforcers.

This was told about by lawyer Emile Kurbedinov.

“All those arrested state that they were intentionally deprived of food and drink from morning until late evening, while all were kept in a vehicle without any heating. This is torture!” he said.

In addition, according to the lawyer, one of the detained activists said that he had been immediately beaten in the car and “barely able to get the courtroom”.

As reported, 20 people from among Crimean Tatars were searched and detained by Russian security forces in the neighborhood of Kamenka in Simferopol (Crimea) on February 21. Part of the detainees was sentenced by court to five days of administrative arrest.

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