Pashayev released. He was beaten and "prosecuted"
The Ukrainian Crimean Tartar journalist Osman Pashayev, who was detained by police of the Russian occupational authorities in Simferopol on May 18, was released the following night, after almost 10 hours of detention. Together with the journalist, his cameraman from Turkey, Dzhengiz Kyzgyn, was also detained.
"Pashayev has been released. He was beaten, all equipment was taken from him. They gave him a notice paper that prosecution against him started. His foreign cameraman was beaten severely", Hromadske TV's Twitter account informs.
Pashayev himself wrote in Facebook: "For four hours, they held us face to the wall. The worst thing, five people, who refused to leave my side, went to the cesspool of Aksionov’s self-defense at 26 Kirova str.".
"I was not beaten really badly, just some hits to my legs. No one was broken, but moral tortures were much worse compared to physical ones. They stole three tablets, three routers, one computer, four smartphones", the journalist added.
Among those torturing the journalist, there was a Self-Defense member named Samvel, who appeared in the mass media before as a person, who was beating Ukrainian activists.
Osman Pashaev was covering the mourning rally of Crimean Tartars in Simferopol.