In Belogorsk, on July 31st, Russian police officers came to interrogate the Crimean activist Abdureshit Jepparov in connection with the actions of the Crimean Idea movement created in May, which had declared its main purpose to be “the revival of the Crimean Tatar national movement”.
“Today at 5.30 pm three policemen came to my home on a white” Niva “. Two in uniform in white shirts remained in the car, and the senior lieutenant in a black uniform got out of the car to have a conversation with me. He was introduced as an operative in the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Belogorsky District. His name is Muratov Nariman Rustamovich. He said that he was instructed to interview me from Simferopol about the activities of the “Crimean idea “the human rights activist said.
According to Dzhepparov, the law enforcer stated that “there are already a lot of questions” to the human rights activist, he was holding a printout of news from Crimea.Realii about the Sunday meeting of activists of the “Crimean idea” in Belogorsk.
“He asked to name the activists shown in the photo, he was especially interested in Rolan Usmanov. I did not answer any of his questions, but suggested arriving tomorrow at 4 pm, when my lawyer will be with me, ” said Crimean human rights activist.
There are no public comments of the Russian law enforcers on this issue.
In Belogorsk on May 27 at a meeting of Crimean activists it was decided to create a social movement called “Crimean idea”.
On July 29 activists of the “Crimean idea” at the meeting in Belogorsk determined the main goal of their activity – the revival of the Crimean Tatar national movement, they will hold meetings in the Crimean regions to create an extensive network of activists.
After the annexation in Crimea, the actual Russian authorities practice mass searches of independent journalists, civil activists, activists of the Crimean Tatar National Movement, members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, as well as Crimean Muslims suspected of links with the organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is banned in Russia.