Annexation of Crimea upends lives of Tatar minority, stirs new fears of searches, kidnappings

December 9, 2014 6:45 PM

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Annexation of Crimea upends lives of Tatar minority, stirs new fears of searches, kidnappings

In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, Rebiya Setarova, 80, wrapped in a woolen shawl, speaks to the Associated Press at a dirt road ahead of Friday’s prayer in Sary-Su, Crimea. Since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, armed men have shown up frequently and at odd hours to search the cinder-block houses, mosque and school in this settlement of Tatars, a Muslim ethnic minority that has suffered a history of discrimination in the peninsula that is its historic homeland. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, Abdureshit Dzhapparov, whose son was kidnapped on the streets of Sary-Su in September 2014 waits for a Friday's prayer at a mosque in Sary-Su, Crimea Since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, armed men have shown up frequently and at odd hours to search ...

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