For more than 7 years, none of his family, friends and colleagues have known the whereabouts of Erwin Ibragimov, a member of the Executive Board of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars and a member of the regional Mejlis.
On the night of May 25, 2016, Erwin became another victim of enforced disappearance in the temporarily occupied Crimea. He was last recorded by surveillance cameras near a shop in Bakhchisarai, where people in the uniform of the occupation road patrol service stopped Ibragimov’s car, pulled him out of it and forced him into another car, and then drove away: https://cutt.ly/LwqdvfcT
Since then, the citizen of Ukraine has not been in touch, and it is unknown whether he is still alive. On May 31, one of the residents of occupied Bakhchisarai found Erwin’s documents near the Arpat bar: his passport, employment record book and driver’s license. The occupiers allegedly opened a criminal case over the abduction under Part 1 of Article 126 of the Criminal Code. There has been no progress in the so-called “investigation”, as well as in other proceedings regarding abductions or repression, and in September 2017, the occupiers suspended the case altogether. The organizers and perpetrators have not been found.
We remind you that the crimes committed by the occupation administrations of the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied Crimea grossly violate international law and qualify as crimes against humanity. After the de-occupation of Crimea, Ukraine will make every effort to properly investigate and punish all those responsible for the enforced abduction of Erwin Ibragimov.
Ukraine remembers every crime of occupation!