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Wednesday, September 03, 2014


Crimean Tatars Bury 'Tortured' Protester

Published 18 March 2014

Several hundred Crimean Tatars attended the funeral of a man reportedly abducted and tortured for protesting against the Russian annexation of the peninsula. Simferopol resident Reshat Ametov was found dead on March 16 -- nearly two weeks after he participated in a March 3 protest against the Russian troop presence in Crimea. (Photos by RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service)

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An estimated 2,000 mourners gathered at Simferopol's Abdal cemetery to lay Reshat Ametov to rest

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Mourners praying at Reshat Ametov's funeral

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Mourners gathering for Reshat Ametov's funeral

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Crimea's chief mufti Amirali Ablayev (center) leading the memorial service

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Reshat's widow Zarina Ametova

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Reshat Ametov laid to rest at the Abdal cemetery in Simferopol

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Reshat Ametov's mother Rafika