Ametov, murdered Crimean Tatar, called first victim of Russian occupation

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March 18, 2014, 9:36 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Lily Hyde

Mourners at the March 18 funeral in Simferopol, Crimea of Reshat Ametov, a 38-year-old Crimean Tatar. His beaten body was found on March 17, two weeks after he disappeared, and some suspect that he fell victim to pro-Russian soldiers or civilian "self-defense" guards.
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Lily Hyde

Special to Kyiv Post

SIMFEROPOL, Crimea – His name is Reshat Ametov, a 38-year-old Crimean Tatar, and many here suspect he is the first victim of Russia’s occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula.

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