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And they fear he will not be the last.

Thousands of Crimean Tatars attended the
funeral today of Ametov, a human rights activist who disappeared on March 3 in Simferopol. His body, showing signs of torture, was found two weeks later.

After Ametov took part in a meeting to
support the EuroMaidan Revolution on March 3, a local TV crew
filmed him standing in silent protest before uniformed Russian-backed armed men
and Crimean self-defense forces surrounding the Cabinet of Ministers building
in Simferopol.

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