: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian Authorities Detain Crimean Tatar Activists


Russian authorities have detained seven Crimean Tatar activists after searching their homes in different parts of Ukraine’s Russia-controlled Crimea region. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said in a statement that it detained “three leaders and four members of the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir Islamic group” in Crimea on July 7. Since Russia forcibly annexed Crimea in March 2014, the authorities have prosecuted dozens of Crimean Tatars for allegedly belonging to Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is banned in Russia but not in Ukraine. …read more

Source:: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

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