MINISTRY FOR REINTEGRATION CONDEMNS ANOTHER ACT OF PRESSURE ON CITIZENS OF UKRAINE IN TEMPORARILY OCCUPIED CRIMEA
Today, representatives of the Russian occupation "authorities" on the Peninsula conducted a series of searches in Bakhchysarai, Kurmansk (former Krasnohvardiysk), Simferopol districts and Alushta city, during which six people were detained.
The Ministry for Reintegration considers such actions as another act of pressure on Crimeans on ethnic and religious grounds by the Russian occupation administration. Among the detained persons are 5 Crimean Tatars (Emil Ziiadynov, Ismet Ibrahimov, Alim Sufianov, Vadym Bektemirov, Seiran Khairetdynov) and Russian named Oleksandr Sizikov, who professes Islam.
Notably, Sizikov, who is a person with disabilities of the first group, is persecuted for his civil position. He has twice taken part in solitary pickets in support of public activist Edem Smailov, detained in 2018.
“Russia systematically violates the rights of citizens in the temporarily occupied Crimea. Dozens of people are thrown behind bars, lawyers and public activists constantly receive "warnings" and threats. Ukraine collects information on all those involved by the occupying state in illegal searches and arrests, violations of international humanitarian law and crimes against persons in the temporarily occupied territories. Those involved in these crimes should be held accountable despite the statute of limitations,” emphasized Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine Ihor Yaremenko.
Let us recall that the work to establish the National Center for Documentation of Violations of Human Rights and Freedoms, property, personal and the like at the Ministry for Reintegration continues. This register will be the property of all those who will need it, from Ukrainian to international judicial institutions. Even over 30 years, the heirs of the owner whose property rights have been violated have the right to return it, since the restitution right shall be inherited.