Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

Crimean Tatar Remembrance Day ignored by the authorities

Remembrance ceremonies took place in the Crimea on 18 May marking the 68th anniversary of the Deportation of Crimean Tatars from their ancestral homeland in 1944. For the first time in many years, the top people in government totally ignored the anniversary | detail

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Former Soviet Dissidents meet in the Crimea and promise action

Former Soviet political prisoners are meeting in the Crimea on the 68th anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars, at a time when events in post-Soviet republics demand awareness of the danger and readiness to unite under the old banner: “For your freedom and ours!” (Mustafa Dzhemiliev) | detail

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Volatile Appointment for the Crimea

If, back in March 2010 responsibility for some quite scandalous ministerial appointments could be shared with the Prime Minister, in November 2011 President Yanukovych stands alone. And the burden of responsibility for appointing Anatoly Mohylyov Prime Minister of the Crimea is serious | detail

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Any Politician justifying Stalin’s Crime against the Crimean Tatar People is unacceptable

The Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Mustafa Dzhemiliev has commented to TV 1 + 1 on the appointment by President Yanukovych of Anatoly Mohylyov Prime Minister of the Crimea | detail

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Crimean Tatars call for international forum on plight of deported people of the Crimea

The President of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov says that the Ukrainian authorities have distanced themselves from the issues which face the Crimean Tatars and other peoples who returned to their homeland | detail

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Crimean Tatar paper “Kiyrym” resumes publication, for now without State funding

One of the two newspapers in the Crimean Tatar language – “Kiyrym” will be published until September on credit and thanks to support from readers and sponsors. The first issue came out on 16 July after a break of almost two months due to the total cut in state funding | detail

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In Support of the Crimean Tatar language newspaper Kiyrym”

An appeal has been sent to the President, Prime Minister and Head of the Crimean Council of Ministers regarding “the dramatic situation which has emerged with respect to one of the two newspapers in the Crimean Tatar language - Kiyrym”. | detail

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Land at long last allocated for Soborna Mosque

7 years after beginning the procedure for getting building permission for the Mosque the Crimean Muslims have received the State Act of entitlement to indefinite use of a land site on the outskirts of Simferopol | detail

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Crimean Tatars want an international forum

On Wednesday around 25 thousand Crimean Tatars gathered on the central square in Simferopol to honour the memory of the victims of the Deportation in 1944 | detail

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Mustafa Dzhemiliev: Our Principle of Non-Violence enabled us to avoid bloody conflict in the Crimea

Mustafa Dzhemiliev, Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People. National Deputy, former political prisoner and laureate of the “Light of Justice” Award speaks of achievements and expectations, ongoing problems and the attitude taken by the present regime | detail

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Court orders Simferopol Authorities to grant permit for Soborna Mosque

The Spiritual Directorate of Crimean Muslims reports that Ukraine’s High Economic Court has upheld the right of Crimean Muslims to build a Soborna, or Assembly, Mosque in Simferopol | detail

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Mustafa Dzhemiliev: Pogroms against the Crimean Tatars likely in the near future

The Crimean authorities are widely initiating criminal proceedings over the squatting of land by Crimean Tatars, and, as reported, the Crimean Prime Minister, Vasyl Dzharty has called on Mustafa Dzhemiliev to voluntarily “hand over” all squatted land | detail

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Aggressive noises over land conflict in the Crimea

Speaker of the Crimean Parliament, Vasyl Dzharty has said that the authorities will take land away from Crimean Tatars if it is in their possession unlawfully | detail

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The Crimea honours Victims of the Deportation

On 18 May between 10 and 20 thousand people gathered in the central square in Simferopol to mark the 66th anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars to Siberia, the Urals and Central Asia | detail

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18 May – Remembrance Day for the Victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars

During these days in 1944, at Stalin’s direct order, the entire Crimean Tatar people were deported from the Crimea. It is believed that around 190 thousand men, women and children were forced to leave. Almost half perished on the way to their places of banishment in Siberia and Central Asia | detail

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A Letter to President Yanukovych in support of the Crimean Tatars

A letter from Tilman Tsyulykh, General Secretary of the Society in Support of Threatened Peoples (Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker, Berlin, especially prompted by a worrying campaign being waged against the Crimean Tatar people | detail

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Stability in Crimea: Problems and Prospects

Speech by the Head of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Mustafa .Jemilev in the European Parliament, Brussels, March 17th, 2010 | detail

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Resettlers from Poland demand compensation

Around 2 thousand Ukrainian nationals are demanding compensation from the State for property lost in Poland from 1944 to 1951 during the mass resettlement of Ukrainians from ethnic Ukrainian land to the territory of the Ukrainian SSR | detail

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70 years since the beginning of Stalin’s deportations

Services and other remembrance measures have marked the anniversary of the beginning of the mass deportation of people from Western Ukraine to the North of Russia and Kazakhstan | detail

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New draft law on compensation for deported peoples

A draft law has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada on procedure for reinstating the rights of the national groups deported under Stalin from Ukrainian territory. It proposes compensating people for the value of their lost property out of public funding | detail

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