The singer’s name and image are published in the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs database without any further information on what she is accused of, according to The Moscow Times. According to the website 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. However, Jamala admitted that her song also referred to the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Jamala, who has her roots in Crimea, recently released an album with the aim of preserving the traditional music of the Crimean Tatars.