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05.07.2017

Crimean Tatar activists reject Russia sponsored attempt to foist a fake ‘Day of Joy’

Crimean Tatars have categorically rejected a proposal to establish a new ‘cheerful’ festival, ‘Avdet Kunyu’ or Day of the Return to Crimea and see it as an idea coming from "those who are depriving us of our Liberty, our Homeland and national identity" | detail

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27.06.2017

United by persecution, Crimean Tatars celebrate National Flag Day

Russia has miscalculated with its persecution of Crimean Tatars for their national flag, their faith and / or their opposition to Russian occupation of their homeland | detail

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22.05.2017

Ukraine’s Law on the Status of the Crimean Tatar People should seriously worry Russia

A bill now before Ukraine’s parliament can, according to Crimean Tatar leader Refat Chubarov, finally end any dispute as to whom Crimea rightly belongs to. | detail

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19.05.2017

Russia detains Crimean Tatars for honouring the victims of the Deportation

Russian police and FSB marked the 73rd anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People with detentions and harassment of people, many elderly, gathered in prayer | detail

Visits 5764
18.05.2017

“What was done to you in 1944 has a name. It was genocide”

The words above were spoken by a great Ukrainian Petro Grigorenko when he addressed Crimean Tatars exiled in Moscow in 1968, almost 25 years after the Deportation. Nearly 50 years later, Crimean Tatars are once again exiled or persecuted, and Grigorenko’s advice on demanding their rights and accepting no less, just as poignantly relevant. | detail

Visits 9121
17.02.2017

Strasbourg to rule if Russia can ban Crimean Tatar Mejlis for opposing its occupation of Crimea

Ukraine is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights over its ban of the internationally recognized Mejlis or Crimean Tatar self-governing body. The ban has rightly been condemned as “a hostile act against the entire Crimean Tatar people” and as a new low for Russia | detail

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27.12.2016

‘Deported’ Crimean Tatar activist on hunger strike too weak to stand

Nedim Khalilov began his hunger strike on Nov 24, in protest at being forcibly ’deported’ from his homeland 9 months after the Crimean Tatar lodged a law suit against Russian President Vladimir Putin for invading and occupying Crimea. | detail

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20.12.2016

Strasbourg to rule on Russia’s 2nd deportation of Crimea Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemiliev

Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld the 5-year ban imposed shortly after Russia invaded Crimea preventing Mustafa Dzhemiliev from entering his homeland | detail

Visits 1705
09.11.2016

Crimean Tatar who sued Putin over annexation ‘deported’ from Russian-occupied Crimea

Nedim Khalilov, a Crimean Tatar activist who in February 2016 filed a civil suit asking for the actions of the occupation regime and Russian President Vladimir Putin to be declared illegal, has been ‘deported’ from his homeland and is being forcibly sent to Uzbekistan | detail

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02.11.2016

Prosecuted under Russian occupation for honouring Victims of Crimean Tatar Deportation

Four young Crimean Tatars from Sudak have each been fined 20 thousand roubles in Russian-occupied Crimea over a peaceful act of remembrance for the victims of the 1944 Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People | detail

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10.10.2016

Another Crimean Tatar faces prosecution for calling Crimea Ukraine

Suleyman Kadyrov, a member of the Feodosia mejlis (regional self-governing body) could be the next to face surreal ‘separatism’ charges, following an armed search linked to a Facebook post from March 2016 in which Kadyrov calls Crimea part of Ukraine. . | detail

Visits 2438
30.09.2016

Russia upholds Mejlis ban in a move to all-out war against Crimean Tatars

Only a miracle remained, and it didn’t happen. Russia has formally banned the Mejlis, or self-governing body of the Crimean Tatars, the main indigenous people of Crimea which Russia invaded and annexed two and a half years ago. An escalation in repression seems inevitable, with a number of Mejlis leaders in immediate danger. | detail

Visits 2882
29.09.2016

Russia can’t wait a day with new repression against Umerov & other Crimean Tatars

Ilmi Umerov, Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis and recent victim of punitive psychiatry has again been brought before a court in Russian-occupied Crimea, effectively confirming in advance fears that repressive measures will escalate once the Supreme Court rubberstamps Russia’s ban on the Mejlis, or Crimean Tatar self-governing body | detail

Visits 1807
23.09.2016

New Wave of Repression Feared after Crimean Tatar Mejlis Ban Comes into Force

Ukrainian parliamentarians and international organizations have been urged to keep Russian-occupied Crimea on the agenda and warned that a new escalation in repression against Crimean Tatars is probable once the ban on the Crimean Tatar Mejlis or representative assembly comes into effect | detail

Visits 3435
07.09.2016

Russia’s Trial of jailed Crimean Tatar leader turns openly racist

The current ‘trial’ of imprisoned Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz is proving as openly contemptuous of the law as the charges themselves. Chiygoz has been prevented from attending his own ‘trial’, or even properly hearing what is being said, and the prosecutor makes no attempt to conceal his racist views | detail

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02.08.2016

Poignant first World Congress of Crimean Tatars without abducted activist Ervin Ibragimov

The World Congress of Crimean Tatars met on July 31 with Crimea firmly in the headlines. This, however, was due to the disturbing statements made by Donald Trump, rather than attention to the appalling rights abuses under Russian occupation. The congress took place without their colleague Ervin Ibragimov who was abducted two months ago, with his portrait and the empty seat a chilling reminder of the terror Russia has unleashed on Crimea. | detail

Visits 1886
17.07.2016

Prayers amid Mounting Terror on Birthday of Abducted Crimean Tatar Activist

17 July is the 31st birthday of Ervin Ibragimov, the Crimean Tatar activist abducted on May 24 this year from near his home. There has been no sign of him and there is nothing to indicate that the de facto authorities are making any real effort to find his abductors. That is if we assume that they were not behind his abduction | detail

Visits 1763
07.07.2016

Poignant Day of Crimean Resistance

Ukraine’s government has formally established February 26 as the Day of Crimean Resistance to Russian Aggression. The choice of date is linked with one of the most cynical cases of repression specifically targeting Crimean Tatars that the West has failed to adequately address. The decision was made even more poignantly appropriate by coming on political prisoner Ali Asanov’s 31st birthday, his second in detention. | detail

Visits 2051
27.06.2016

“When We Return”: Poignant Affirmation on Crimean Tatar Flag Day

The largest Crimean Tatar Flag in the world was unfurled in Kyiv on June 26, marking the 25th anniversary of a profoundly poignant anniversary for Crimean Tatars. | detail

Visits 1588
24.06.2016

Russian propaganda claims soldiers who invaded Crimea were “peacekeeping mission”

A monument to the victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars is to appear in Crimea, sculpted by the same artist responsible for the monument to the Russian soldiers used by Moscow to invade and annex Crimea and now referred to as ’peacekeepers’. | detail

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