Members of the ethnic group say Reshat Ametov was led away March 3 by men wearing military-style jackets after he participated in a protest against Russian occupation of the Crimean Peninsula. Ametov’s body was found March 16, and his funeral was held March 18.
March 18, 2014 Crimean Tatars gather at a cemetery for the funeral of Reshat Ametov outside Simferopol, the Crimean capital. Among the voices drowned out by victory celebrations across Crimea as it voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia were those of the Tatars, a minority group for whom the prospect of a return to Moscow rule brings only fear and uncertainty. Ametov’s body was found this week after he disappeared March 3. Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters Buy Photo