Occupying security forces illegally searched the house and detained Crimean Tatar activist and journalist Rolan Osmanov. The man was taken to the FSS headquarters in occupied Simferopol.
The search was conducted by FSS officers in connection with a report of “damage” to the railway in the Bakhchysaray district on February 23, 2023.
Lawyer Edem Semedlyaev tried to enter the FSS building to the illegally detained person, but he was not allowed.
“I concluded a deal, I came to represent his interests. He announced his intention to meet with the client at the entrance. FSS legal adviser Ruslan Alekseychuk came to see me. Went away for 15 minutes, and then came out again and said that Roland does not need legal help now. According to him, no procedural actions are being taken against him”, said lawyer Edem Semedlyaev.
Earlier, in 2019, “operational search measures” were already held for him. The occupying forces then said that they were allegedly looking for drugs but found nothing.
Rolan Osmanov was a participant of pickets near the Khan’s Palace, he protested against its destruction under the guise of restoration. The activist regularly attends illegal court hearings in the cases of political prisoners in the occupied Crimea.
The Representative Office 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.