Communist supporters take part in a rally to protest against price hikes and rising unemployment in central Simferopol, Crimea, on February 4, 2016. AFP PHOTO / MAX VETROV
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Crimean Tatars, a minority Muslim group opposed to Russian annexation, Friday condemned a new wave of repressions after Russian security forces raided homes and charged four with terrorist offences.Since annexing Crimea in March 2014, Russia has cracked down on the Tatars, an indigenous ethnic group that makes up about 13 percent of its population, many of whom oppose Moscow's rule of the peninsula.Those detained included Emir-Usein Kuku, a member of a rights group that searches for Tatars who have gone missing on the peninsula since its annexation, Tatar spokesman Smedlya said.
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