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Occupiers in Crimea take citizen journalist Rolan Osmanov to an "FSB office" following the search in his house

15.03.2023, 11:49

Russian security forces searched the house of activist, blogger and citizen journalist Rolan Osmanov in Urozhayne village (Simferopol district) in the occupied Crimea, took him to the FSB office in Simferopol afterwards.

This was reported by the public initiative "Crimean Solidarity".

According to the initiative, the search was carried out by FSB officers following a report of a railway sabotage in the Bağçasaray district on February 23, 2023.

Earlier, in 2019, Rolan Osmanov was already a subject of "operational search measures." The law enforcers said at the time that they were looking for drugs, but found nothing and left his house.

Rolan Osmanov is a participant in pickets near the Khan's Palace, protesting against its demolishing under the guise of restoration. The activist regularly attends court hearings regarding politically motivated cases in Crimea.

As IMI reported, on July 13 in the occupied Crimea, the russian security forces detained Crimean Tatar blogger and public activist Rolan Osmanov near the building of the "Supreme Court," where the trial in the case of Nariman Dzhelial was taking place. He was sententced to three days of administrative arrest for allegedly "failing to comply with the legal demands of police officers." In September 2022, he Russia-controlled Kyiv District Court of Simferopol fined Crimean Tatar blogger Rolan Osmanov who had shared a Facebook post condemning the murder of civilians and children in Ukraine. The court found him guilty of committing an administrative offense and fined him 40,000 rubles.Osmanov intends to contest the ruling. The blogger was charged under Article 20.3.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("Public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the armed forces of the Russian Federation").

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