Skip to content
Edit post

Russian authorities arrest 31 Crimean Tatars in occupied peninsula

by Anastasiia Lapatina November 24, 2021 3:00 AM 1 min read
(Crimean Solidarity/Facebook)
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

They were detained on the evening of Nov. 23 after gathering near a detention center, waiting for the release of Crimean lawyer Edem Semedlyaev.

Semedlyaev spent 12 days behind bars for refusing to stop audio recording police while they were arresting other Crimean Tatars in October.

The detainees included 10 women and five journalists, as well as a 14-year-old girl. Most were held overnight and accused of disturbing public order, Crimean activist Mumine Saliyeva told the Kyiv Independent.

Russia has waged an ongoing repression campaign against Crimean Tatars, the peninsula’s native ethnic group that has defied Russia’s 2014 annexation.

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.
Freedom can be costly. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price for their independence. Support independent journalism in its darkest hour. Support us for as little as $1, and it only takes a minute.
visa masterCard americanExpress

News Feed

Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
11:32 PM

Trump praises House speaker after vote on Ukraine aid.

Former U.S. President and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump voiced support for House Speaker Mike Johnson, who allowed a vote on military aid for Ukraine after months of delays, the Guardian reported on April 23.
5:35 PM

Latvian schools to stop teaching Russian as foreign language.

Children in Latvia will no longer learn Russian as a foreign language in schools from 2026, but instead will be required to learn a language of the European Union or the European Economic Area, Latvia's Education Ministry announced on April 23.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.