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Leader of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar People: Russia to open way to repressions by ban of Mejlis

According to Refat Chubarov, if Russia declares the activity of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar People as illegal, over 2,000 people could be declared terrorists in the peninsula
Leader of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar People: Russia to open way to repressions by ban of Mejlis

If the activity of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People in Crimea is banned by court, around two thousands of active Crimean Tatars could be considered terrorists, leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, member of Ukrainian parliament Refat Chubarov has said, Interfax reports.

“The ban of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People will be the sign that a way to repressions of many people who are active members of Crimean Tatar society will be opened, as the Mejlis is the highest executive power agency of the Kurultai (the national assembly) that is elected by the Kurultai,” the press service of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc reported, citing Chubarov.

Chubarov said that the Mejlis consists of over 250 local mejlises which were always elected by Crimean Tatars.

“These are over 2,000 people and at once they could be declared extremists, and even terrorists. This is the situation,” he said.

He said that the current situation on the territory of temporarily occupied Crimea is unlawful.