The Ministry of the Interior of Russia has included the Ukrainian singer and songwriter on its list of people wanted and captured Jamalawinner of Eurovision 2016.
“Jamaladínova, Susana Alímonova, (full name of the singer-songwriter) is wanted under an article in the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation“says the Interior database, which does not specify the crime allegedly committed by the 40-year-old artist.
Jamala, 40, won the LXI edition of Eurovision, held in Stockholm, with the song he wrote ‘1944’.
The song is dedicated to the Crimean Tatarswho suffered mass deportations during Stalinism, and the singer herself, like a large part of the Crimean Tatars, was born in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstanwhere his relatives were deported.
After the independence of Ukraine From the USSR in 1991, he returned with his family to Crimea, a peninsula that in 2014 was annexed by Russia after a controversial referendum not recognized by the international community.