On April 21st, police in Crimea issued a warning about the “inadmissibility of breaking the law” to activist Elmaz Akimova.
According to her, the document spoke about the inadmissibility of holding meetings and rallies that “violate public order.” It is indicated that following administrative responsibility is a penalty, compulsory labor, or administrative arrest up to 30 days.
“Agent arrived and introduced himself as the detective Tajiyev Osman. Agent asked questions about the composition of the family. He also emphasized that the warning was delivered due to the upcoming May 3d “Dignity March” action. The list also included possible events on May 18th – the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People. In general, I regard these warnings as an attempt to put pressure, ”Akimova said.
Recall that in 2018 Elmaz Akimova went to a single picket in defence of the Khan’s Palace. As Avdet reported, many Crimean Tatar activists on the eve of February 23d – the Day of the tragic death of the Crimean Tatar leader Noman Celebidzhikhan – were given “warning” letters.