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Russia detains prominent Crimean Tatar activist

The image shows Crimean Tatar activist Abdureshit Dzhepparov. Source: Suspilne

On 25 April, Abdureshit Dzhepparov, a human rights defender and activist, was arrested by Russian Security Service in Qarasuvbazar (Bilohirsk) city in occupied Crimea, following a search that lasted for three hours, according to Refat Chubarov, the head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis.

The image shows FSB officers standing next to the house of Crimean Tatar activist Abdureshit Dzhepparov. Source: Crimean Solidarity
The image shows FSB officers standing next to the house of Crimean Tatar activist Abdureshit Dzhepparov. Source: Crimean Solidarity

Chubarov reminded that eight years ago, Islam and Jevdet, a son and a nephew of Dzhepparov, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020, were also abducted in annexed Crimea. Despite all efforts to find them, their whereabouts remain unknown.

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