Local media have reported that when discovered near the Bilohirsk district village of Ortalan, Ametov's body showed signs of a violent death.
Ametov's funeral in Simferopol on March 18 came amid growing anxiety among Crimean Tatars are a Turkic ethnic group that currently make up 12 percent of the Crimean peninsula's population.
During World War II, they were accused of collective collaboration by Stalin and deported, and amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine many expressed fears of reprisals by the Crimean Peninsula's majority ethnic Russian population.
'Complete lawlessness' in CrimeaThe Crimean Tatars openly talk about their fear. Parents are afraid for their children, Russia and another deportation.
The population of Crimea has voted in favor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea should joining the Russian Federation, but the chairman of the Mejilis - the unofficial political association of the Crimean Tatars - declared that referendum's results 'predetermined' and tatars opposes the referendum.
MK | Compiled from RFE/RL Inc.
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