28 October 2016

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Crimean Tatars demand release of their abducted compatriot and Mejlis member

Numerous activists came to the building of Russian Embassy to Ukraine in Kyiv Thursday protesting against Russia's violating human rights in the currently occupied peninsula and demanding to reveal the roundabouts of Ervin Ibragimov, according to Ukraine Today.

He disappeared on May 25, his location is still unknown. Ibragimov was a local activist as well as a member of the Mejlis, the executive and representative body of the Crimean Tatars, strictly persecuted by Russia-proclaimed authorities, Ukraine Today reports.

The activists insist 22 people have disappeared since the beginning of Russian occupation. Later six of them were found dead, the rest are still missing.

Crimean Tatars claim there have been more than 250 cases of human rights' violations, and Russian-appointed authorities continue to conduct illegal searches in the homes of those intolerant to Russian occupation.

Since 2014,  20,000 people are said to have left Crimean peninsula.

See’s video section for more of the latest news from Ukraine in video from Ukraine Today, Ukraine’s 24-hour English-language news channel.

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