“If the employees of Mejlis and “Crimea” Fund don’t leave the building within 24 hours, they’ll be driven from there by force. The building of the Crimean Tatars’ representative organ will be sealed anyway,” - the law enforcement officers said to the Head of “Crimea” Fund Mr.Riza Shevkiev
It bears reminding that today, on October 17, court marshals broke into the building of the Crimean tatar Mejlis with an guidance that both this building and another six real estates owned by the “Crimea” Fund were under arrest, Mr.Shevkiev said.
The marshalls read the court decision aloud and then announced they are to seal the building. The attorney wasn’t allowed in. Such actions, however, didn’t at all surprise Mr.Shevkiev after the yesterday’s rummage.
According to him, Crimean law enforcement officers intended to arrest several objects, including the building where the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, “Crimea” Fund and “Avdet” Newspaper office are situated, the building where the “Yıldız” Magazine office is situated, and some other buildings owned by “Crimea” Fund.
Rummages Didn’t Help
Present Mejlis Press-Secretary, Mr.Ali Khamzin, said they were going to file a protest such authorities’ decision, as otherwise the buildings will be handed over to the government institutions.
It bears reminding that Crimean law enforcement agency rummaged the apartment owned by the Mejlis Member Mr.Eskander Bariev, and then did the same in the apartment Head of Belgorod regional Mejlis Mustafa Asaba. After that, tommy gunners surrounded the building of Crimean Tatar Mejlis in Simferopol and started a rummage which lasted for 12 hours.
As a result, USB flash-drives, documents, protocols, cassettes, Islamic Literature and computers were exempted. Crimean Ministry of Interior and Investigation Committee refused to provide any comments on that.
Mejlis representatives consider those actions not only as “threatening the active citizens and shock action”, but also as an attempt to get rid of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis.