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18.05.2014

Crimean Tatars defy ban on remembrance

As Mustafa Dzhemilev predicted, Crimean Tatars have refused to be cowered by the ban on all meetings imposed by the occupation regime in the Crimea. Forced from the traditional square in the centre of Simferopol by an offensive crowd of OMON riot police and military, Crimean Tatars have been taking part in remembrance ceremonies and prayers in Simferopol, Bakhchysarai and other regions of the Crimea | detail

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17.05.2014

Russian Clamp on Crimean Tatar Remembrance

The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People has been forced to cancel the huge remembrance gathering in the centre of Simferopol on May 18. Russian repressive measures under annexation have now extended to remembering victims of the Deportation | detail

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16.05.2014

Crimean Puppet government bans mass events on eve of Deportation anniversary

In a highly provocative move, Sergei Aksenov, head of the puppet government in the Crimea, has banned mass gatherings up till June 6. The decree was signed on May 16, the first day of remembrance ceremonies and events marking the seventieth anniversary of the Deportation of the entire Crimean Tatar People in May 1944 | detail

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16.05.2014

OUTRAGE: Home of Mustafa Dzhemiliev searched

In the latest affront to veteran Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemiliev and to the Crimean Tatars on the eve of the seventieth anniversary of the Deportation, a search has been carried out of Dzhemiliev’s home | detail

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16.05.2014

Russian FSB search home of member of Crimean Tatar Mejlis

On the eve of the seventieth anniversary of the Deportation, Russia’s FSB has carried out shameful searches of the homes of Crimean Tatars | detail

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13.05.2014

Crimean Tatars forced to hold commemoration under only Crimean Tatar flag

With the puppet authorities insisting on taking part, with Russian flags, in the commemorative events to mark the seventieth anniversary of the Deportation, the Mejlis has agreed that no Russian or Ukrainian flags will be flown | detail

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08.05.2014

Mustafa Dzhemilev awarded Poland’s Solidarity Prize

Mustafa Dzhemilev, unwavering defender of the rights of the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian democracy whom Russia has recently banned from returning to his homeland, now under Russian occupation,is the first laureate of the Solidarity Prize initiated to mark 25 years of Poland’s freedom | detail

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07.05.2014

Member of Crimean Tatar Mejlis assaulted in Simferopol

Abduraman Egiz was attacked and beaten up in the centre of Simferopol by men in camouflage, Some young men who came to his defence also received blows. | detail

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05.05.2014

’Prosecutor’ threatens to dissolve Crimean Tatar Mejlis

Peaceful protest against the shameful ban imposed on Mustafa Jemiliev has prompted the new Crimean “prosecutor” to threaten to dissolve the Mejlis and initiate criminal charges over what she calls “public actions of an extremist nature” | detail

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03.05.2014

Affront or Offensive? Russian OMON block Mustafa Dzhemilev

As feared, Russian OMON spetsnaz forces, together with the so-called Crimean “police”, are preventing Mustafa Dzhemilev from entering the Crimea. Thousands of Crimean Tatars came this morning to greet the veteran leader of the Crimean Tatars and formed a live corridor around him. | detail

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02.05.2014

Russian ban on Mustafa Dzhemiliev enforced

The Crimean Tatar Mejlis has reacted with outrage at the refusal by the Russian authorities to allow Mustafa Dzhemiliev, veteran leader of the Crimean Tatar people and Ukrainian MP, to travel through Moscow to his homeland in the Crimea | detail

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23.04.2014

Dzhemilev: Russian FSB snooping even in Crimean mosques

Mustafa Dzhemilev, MP and former head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People has spoken of repressive measures against the Crimean Tatars since Russia’s invasion of his homeland. | detail

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22.04.2014

Russian Annexation – Crimean Tatar Tragedy. Mustafa Dzhemilev banned by Russian occupiers

In the latest move demonstrating how well-founded Crimean Tatar concerns were about Russian rule, Mustafa Dzhemilev has been informed of a ban on his entering the Crimea for 5 years | detail

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22.04.2014

Attack on Crimean Tatar Mejlis

Three women were injured during the forced removal of the Ukrainian flag over the premises of the Mejlis on Monday | detail

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20.04.2014

Mustafa Dzhemilev : Crimean Tatars full of foreboding about the future

Mustafa Dzhemilev , MP, former political prisoner and champion of Crimean Tatar rights, and Refat Chubarov, head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people were detained for an hour on the border of the Kherson region and the Crimea on Saturday before the six armed men finally "let them" enter | detail

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30.03.2014

Crimean Tatars vote to create a national autonomy in the Crimea

A Crimean Tatar woman hands a representative of the Council of Muftis of Russia the Ukrainian flag as symbol of the unity of the Crimean Tatar people and Ukraine. This unity, and the Crimean Tatars’ need to build their statehood together with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, were stressed by veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, Aishe Seitmuratova | detail

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21.03.2014

Crimean Tatars left no space for illusion

Asked why the Crimean Tatars do not trust the assurances given them by Russia, the head of the Mejlis, Refat Chubarov answered with a question: I’d like to ask you: would it be better that they discussed how you will live together BEFORE they broke into your flat, or AFTERWARDS? | detail

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16.03.2014

Crimean Tatars reject referendum, affirm right to self-determination within Ukraine

On the eve of the referendum on the status of the Crimea declared unconstitutional by Ukraine’s Constitutional Court, the Crimean Tatars have reiterated their boycott of it and condemned Russian military aggression and plans to annex the Crimea | detail

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06.02.2014

Crimean Tatar Mejlis initiates protest march to Kyiv

"Crimean Tatar protests in the context of what is presently taking place will have a multiplying effect, with EuroMaidan in Kyiv strengthening the demands of the Crimean Tatars and vice versa" - Ihor Semyvolos | detail

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18.11.2013

Sole Crimean Tatar TV channel could lose its frequency

The first and only Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR could end up without a broadcasting frequency and Crimean Tatars are convinced that politics is involved. | detail

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