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Several dozen people who went to protest were detained in Crimea

Administrative protocols were made regarding two activists who tried to organize the picket;  written “explanations” were taken from the rest.

On 26 June, 2017 in Simferopol, Russian-controlled police officers detained several dozen Crimeans who came to Lenin Square to oppose the “nationalization” of the Salyut children’s camp.

The Crimeans did not take out the posters that they brought with them, since the Simferopol authorities refused to agree on a public event, declared as a picket against the illegal nationalization of the pioneer Salyut camp.

Activist Ilya Bolshedvorov posted a video on his social network page where it can be seen how police officers approach the square. One of them introduced himself as Lieutenant Colonel Nikitin Sergey Vasilievich. He said that the Crimeans gathered for an uncoordinated mass event and therefore were detained and would be taken to the Central Police Station of Simferopol. After that, the police officers took people, among who were women with children, to the police bus.

Bolshedvorov wrote in the social network that after the people were taken to the police department, one of the activists started to feel bad: “Chairman of the Culture Union of the Republic of Crimea Galina Borisovna Lemeshko started to feel bad in the Central Internal Affairs Directorate, after the illegal detention in Lenin Square. She was taken away by the ambulance. ”

Ilya Bolshedorov told the CHRG that in relation to him and Alexander Trunov, who is a member of the Crimean trade union of cultural workers, administrative reports were made.

“On 26.06 2017 at the address: Simferopol, Lenin square, Mr. Bolshedorov I.V. was found, who violated the established procedure for holding a rally, which was expressed in violation of part 5 of Article 5 of Federal Law No. 54-FL of 19 June 2014 “On meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches and pickets,” the protocol says.

The Crimean is accused according to the part 1, article 20.2 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation (Violation of the established procedure for organizing or holding a meeting, rally, demonstration, procession or picketing). The activist faces a fine of 10 to 20 thousand rubles or compulsory work for up to forty hours.

“Explanations” were taken from the other Crimeans and then they were released.

Earlier, the Crimean human rights group reported that Crimean activist Bolshedvorov was trying to coordinate a picket against the illegal nationalization of the pioneer camp Salyut with local authorities twice, but received written refusals.

The authorities of Simferopol, controlled by the Russian Federation, in their refusals referred to the fact that other public events had allegedly have been agreed at the same time and place.

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