Nov 27, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Man Detained and Charged with Assaulting Police

After Crimean Tatar veteran leader, Mustafa Dzhemilev, was banned from entering Crimea by local authorities, thousands of Crimean Tatars demonstrated near Armyansk in May 2014. On 25 November, a fourth Crimean Tatar who took part in the demonstrations was arrested, detained and charged with assaulting police. 


Below is an article published by Rferl:

A Crimean Tatar has been detained in connection with clashes between Russian police and Crimean Tatars.

Edem Ebulisov's lawyer said his client was detained on November 25 and may be charged with assaulting police.

Ebulisov is the fourth Crimean Tatar arrested over clashes that occurred near Crimea’s northern city of Armyansk in May.

Last month, Musa Apkerimov, Rustam Abdurakhmanov, and Tair Smeldyaev, were arrested and charged with assaulting police.

They were among thousands of Crimean Tatars who clashed with police near Armyansk as their veteran leader, Mustafa Dzhemilev, was prevented by authorities from entering Crimea on May 3.

Moscow-backed authorities of Crimea, the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula that was annexed by Russia in March, banned Dzhemilev from entering Crimea for five years.  

Dzhemilev and the majority of Crimean Tatars oppose the annexation.