Two Crimean Tatar Activists Detained After Homes Searched

Police in Ukraine's Russian-occupied Crimea region have detained two Crimean Tatar activists, Edem Ismailov and Bari Bariyev, for unspecified reasons after searching their homes on April 27, the Crimean Solidarity human right groups says. Two days earlier, another Crimean Tatar activist, Abdureshit Dzhepparov, was also detained in Crimea without explanation. Since illegally annexing Crimea in 2014, Russia has imposed pressure on the Crimean Tatars, the peninsula's indigenous ethnic group, many of whom openly protested the annexation. Dozens of Crimean Tatars have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms by Russian authorities on extremism charges since then. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Crimea.Realities, click here.