For Roman Spiridonov, the former editor of ATR TV channel, December 10, the International Human Rights Day, began with the raid of the Russian Federal Security Service in Crimea, which searched his home in Simferopol.
“They raided the apartments, confiscated the tablet, conducted a search at his home, and at his parents’,” – Cemil Temishev, Spiridonov’s lawyer said to Krym.Realii, Joinfo.ua reports.
The search in the house of Spiridonov was held in connection with the investigation of the criminal case against the owner of the ATR TV channel and initiator of the blockade of Crimea Lenur Islyamov.
After the search, the journalist was summoned to the Crimean department of the Federal Security Service. At the time when this text has been being written, Spiridonov has not left the building of the FSB.
The day before, the FSB officers came to former CEO of ATR Elzara Islyamova’s house with a search warrant.
Before the annexation by Russia, Mejlis of Crimean Tatars has been annually organizing a rally on the International Human Rights Day in the central square of Simferopol. The participants demanded implementation of the right to self-determination for the indigenous people. Last year, the activists of the Crimean Tatar national movement also planned to organize it, but Simferopol City Hall refused to give the permission for the rally. This year, the Mejlis has not even tried to do it.