On March 17, in Simferopol district, in the village of Ukromne, unidentified individuals in civilian clothes took 29-year-old Crimean Tatar Tair Seydametov in an unknown direction. At that time, the young man was visiting relatives. Before that, Seydametov’s relatives noticed that he was being monitored.
Аround midnight, Tair Seydametov called his mother, announcing that he “went to Sevastopol for an overnight stay and will return in the morning”. However, by this time he has not returned home. Relatives of the Crimean Tatar wrote a statement to the FSS. The occupying security forces reported that it would be reviewed within a month.
In addition, the family filed a claim to the occupying police in Simferopol. At their request, the employees of the so-called Ministry of Internal Affairs came, took the relevant statements, and accepted the claim. At the same time, they informed that within 48 hours they can detain Seydametov, appoint a trial and only then inform the detainee’s parents.
Seydametov’s location became known only on the morning of March 20. According to his family, Tair is being held in the building of the Federal Security Service in occupied Simferopol. Relatives are not aware in what capacity Tair Seydametov was detained and what is his procedural status.
UPD: On the night of March 20, Tair was released. The family reports that he is now at home.
The occupiers continue the practice of enforced disappearances on the occupied territory of the Crimean Peninsula. We draw the attention of law enforcement agencies of Ukraine to the violation of the rights and freedoms of citizens of Ukraine. We are urging the international community to react decisively to these criminal actions of the Russian Federation and increase pressure on the aggressor country.
The Mission of the President in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea condemns the illegal actions of the Russian Federation and the occupying administrations controlled by it. Only the liberation of the Crimean Peninsula will put an end to the crimes of the occupation and ensure respect for human rights and freedoms.