Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People

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Up to 20 Crimean Tatars detained in occupied Crimea on Tuesday – Mejlis Chairman From 10 to 20 Crimean Tatars were detained in occupied Crimea on Tuesday, as said Chairman of the Mejlis

Russia releases Crimean Tatars Mejlis Deputy Chairman Umerov from mental hospital

"The international pressure and actions in support of Ilmi have worked. Now it is important to remove all the illegal charges from Umerov," the press secretary for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Mariana Betsa, wrote on her Twitter page, according to Interfax-Ukraine. Earlier,

Russia turns Crimea into strong military base – Head of Crimean Tatar Mejlis

"Russia has been pursuing the policy that is already obvious to all of us: it has been turning the Crimean peninsula into a powerful military base on the southern flank of NATO. Russia has started systematically ousting disloyal people from Crimea," Chairman

72nd anniversary of Crimean Tatars deportation: UN calls on Russia to respect minority rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville said the persecution of Tatars has grown during two years of Russian annexation of the peninsula, marked by the intimidation, harassment, and jailing of Tatar officials, RFERL reports. "Since April 2014, Crimean Tatars have

European Parliament condemns violation of Crimean Tatars’ rights

MEPs strongly condemn the decision of the so-called Supreme Court of Crimea on April 26, 2016 to ban the Mejlis, the legitimate and recognized representative body of ethnic Crimean Tatars, reports with reference to Interfax-Ukraine. They demand the immediate reversal

Russian police detained 25 Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea

Police officers controlled by the occupation authorities have detained 25 Crimean Tatars in the city of Yevpatoria on the western coast of the occupied peninsula, according to Osman Pashaev’s posting on Facebook, UNIAN reports. "At about 13:00, 25 people were detained in

EU denounces Russian court ruling on Mejlis ban as grave violation of Crimean Tatars’ rights

The decision by so-called Supreme Court of Crimea to prohibit the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People represents a grave attack on the rights of the Crimean Tatars, reads a statement of the European Union released on Wednesday,

Russian occupation court rules ban on Crimean Tatars Mejlis

The so-called "Supreme Court" of the Russian-occupied Crimea banned Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and forbade any activities of this organization across the Russian Federation, reports with reference to the 112 Ukraine TV Channel. The decision was announced on Tuesday

Russian court hearing on Crimean Tatar Mejlis ban postponed until April 15

The Russian occupation "Republican Supreme Court" in the annexed Crimea held a brief hearing on the case of prohibition of Crimean Tatar Mejlis on April 8, then postponed the session on April 15, reports with reference to UA Today TV

Commissioner on rights of Crimean Tatars calls for more sanctions if Russia bans Mejlis

"Tomorrow a trial to ban Mejlis will continue, and if it's declared extremist or terrorist organization, then this fact should be in the focus of international organizations. If this happens, then it is a sufficient basis to