The singer’s name and picture are published in the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs’ database without any further information about what she is accused of, states The Moscow Times. According to the site Politico she is accused of criticizing the Russian army.
In 2016, Jamala won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “1944”, which is about Stalin’s ethnic cleansing of Tatars in the Crimean Peninsula. But Jamala admitted that her song also referred to the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Jamala, herself of Crimean origin, recently released an album with the aim of preserving the traditional music of the Crimean Tatars.