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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
22.05.2009

World Congress of Crimean Tatars officially created

Delegates representing 162 Crimean Tatar civic and socio-political organizations from 12 countries have formed this international civic organization to be based in the Crimea | detail

Visits 1414
18.05.2009

The Crimean Tatars 65 years on: has the Deportation ended?

It is 65 years since the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars from their homeland in the Crimea to Siberia, the Urals and Central Asia | detail

Visits 2249
06.02.2009

Crimean Voices of Hatred

You wonder whether this is not some kind of recurring nightmare where the authorities are incapable of grasping the obvious fact that we all need to be protected from any attempts to use hatred, lies and primitive labels to destabilize the country | detail

Visits 2710
31.12.2008

Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of the Crimea condemns Supreme Court ruling on Soborna Mosque

The Directorate is convinced that the ruling will lead to a new string of court hearings dragging out the process of compelling the Simferopol City Council to conclude a lease agreement for land on which to build an Assembly [Soborna] Mosque | detail

Visits 3326
29.12.2008

Government draws up Conceptual Framework for Ukraine’s Ethno-National Policy

According to information issued by the Cabinet of Ministers’ Press Service, the Conceptual Framework should become the guide for state bodies when resolving issues of ethno-national development and regulating inter-ethnic relations. | detail

Visits 1525
01.10.2008

Crimean Labyrinth

17 years after independent Ukraine recognized that the Crimean Tatars must be able to return to their homeland, the problems remain considerable, and those out to fuel tension ever more active | detail

Visits 2670
24.09.2008

Abduraimov, author of a scandalous appeal forced to resign

Following the appeal publicly addressed to Russia’s leaders on 8 September by Vasvi Abduraimov, his Crimean Tartar organization Milli Fyrka [National Party] has announced that they have accepted his resignation | detail

Visits 2148
15.09.2008

The Crimea’s interests not represented

About a highly questionable appeal from a marginal Crimean Tatar group seeking Russian “defence” of their rights and the Russian media attention it has been given | detail

Visits 3495
15.09.2008

Government approves Draft Law on Restoring the Rights of Deported Peoples

According to the government website, the Law is aimed at ensuring the necessary conditions for return, settling, social adaptation and integration of people deported on ethnic grounds into Ukrainian society | detail

Visits 1908
16.07.2008

Opposition over Crimean government plan for a register of “repatriants”

The Mejilis of the Crimean Tatar people does not oppose a register to record State assistance provided, but any register must be well-thought out and the present plans are not far off taking fingerprints en masse | detail

Visits 26691
18.05.2008

Light a flame in your heart

In Simferopol on the eve of the anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars which began i64 years ago on 18 May 1944 two thousand candles were lit in memory of the victims of that terrible crime | detail

Visits 1394
17.04.2008

Police call for help in guarding Muslim cemeteries

There are 427 Muslim cemeteries in the Crimea and the Crimean police have sent a letter to city and district administrations speaking of the need to find money to pay for civil security for the graveyards in cooperation with the local police | detail

Visits 2839
16.04.2008

UNHCR concerned over situation in the Crimea

“Representatives of the UNHCR expressed strong concern over recent events in the Crimea, and how these are presented in a number of Crimean and nationwide media outlets”, the Mejilis states | detail

Visits 2808
12.04.2008

Muslim cemeteries in the Crimea to be guarded

The Acting Head of the Crimean Police has issued an order to place all Muslim cemeteries in the Crimea under guard. This was announced on Friday following the latest attack on a cemetery near Simferopol | detail

Visits 2703
12.04.2008

Muslim cemetery desecrated near Simferopol

Another Muslim cemetery in the Crimea, this time in the settlement of Chistenke near Simferopol, was desecrated in the morning of Friday 11 April | detail

Visits 2753
10.04.2008

Crimean Tatar squatters evicted from flats in Alushta

According to member of the executive committee of the Alushta Regional Mejilis Emir Voyenny, who witnessed the eviction, 16 families were evicted from their homes | detail

Visits 1247
18.03.2008

Cossacks suspected of desecrating a Crimean Muslim Cemetery

Police suspect people linked with the Cossack unit “Sobol” to be behind the major attack on a Muslim Cemetery of the Nizhnyohirske settlement in the Crimea | detail

Visits 2940
15.02.2008

Court upholds Crimean Muslims over land for the Soborna Mosque

The Crimean Economic Court has ordered the Simferopol City Council to conclude a lease agreement within ten days with the Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of the Crimea for the landsite on Yaltynska St | detail

Visits 2795
07.02.2008

Crimean Tatars warn Council of Europe of possible conflict in the Crimea

They are calling for the issue of repatriants’ to be considered at the Council of Europe conference on Ukraine’s regional development to be held in Yalta in April this year. | detail

Visits 2793
16.10.2007

Memory is the Fate of Proud and Free People!

This world is held in place by people with conscience and a sense of justice, with gratitude and by those who remember. Today in the Crimea as well as beyond there are hundreds and hundreds of Petro Grigorenko’s friends | detail

Visits 3537
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