Dzhemilev: 22 people reported missing in Crimea, primarily Crimean Tatars

19:10, 06 April 2016
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22 people have disappeared over the last period in occupied Crimea, the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev wrote on Facebook.

Dzhemilev spoke of people missing in Crimea / Photo from UNIAN

"According to our data, the number of missing people in Crimea is 22 at the moment, most of them are Crimean Tatars. These are the cases we are aware of, but there can be more…" wrote Dzhemilev.

Dzhemilev said there were cases when the fact of the disappearance of individuals was used a threat during interrogations by security forces.

Read alsoRussia continues unabated oppression of Crimean Tatars"The disappearance of people is often used by security officials as a threat during interrogations. If the people questioned by the FSB retain their dignity, they can be asked whether they are afraid that they or their children may disappear as well,” he said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on April 14, a court hearing will be held in Russia in the case of the ban on entry of the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, to the Russian-occupied Crimea, said his lawyer, Mark Feygin.

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