Crimea is Our Home : End Russia’s Illegal Annexation !

The World Congress of Crimean Tatars is asking the international community to ensure that Ukraine’s territorial integrity is restored and that Russia answer for its crimes against the Crimean Tatar population at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. | detail

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Threats, bans and Soviet methods against Crimean Tatar Congress

Three prominent Crimean Tatars have been prevented from leaving Crimea to attend an important Crimean Tatar Congress which is politically embarrassing for Russia. The effective ban comes after weeks of FSB visitations, threats and attempts to use the small number of pro-regime Crimean Tatar organizations to undermine the Congress. | detail

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Crimean Tatar leader imprisoned without trial

Akhtem Chiygoz, Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis has been in detention since Jan 29 and a court in Russian-occupied Crimea has just extended this term until Nov 19 despite the lack of any grounds for holding him in custody or any conceivable legal justification for criminal proceedings at all. | detail

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Crimean Tatar leader angrily rejects President’s Constitutional proposals

Refat Chubarov, Head of the Mejlis or Crimean Tatar representative assembly and Ukrainian MP, will not vote for amendments to Ukraine’s Constitution that do not recognize the right to the Crimean Tatar people to self-determination on their historical territory. | detail

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Held in custody for not testifying against imprisoned Crimean Tatar leader

A court in Russian-occupied Crimea has refused to release Mustafa Demergendzhy, one of the Crimean Tatars arrested over legally nonsensical charges widely viewed as directed against Crimean Tatars and in particular the Deputy Head of the Mejlis or Crimean Tatar representative assembly | detail

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Steep fines in Russian-occupied Crimea for Remembrance

Steep fines imposed on Saniye Ametova as well as village imam Yunus Nemetelluyaev were over authorized meetings on May 18 in memory of the victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People | detail

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‘Warnings’ and Pro-Regime Copycat Events on Crimean Tatar Flag Day

The occupation regime seems incapable of any change of format. After banning traditional events to mark the day, it has been busy issuing Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian activists with ‘warnings’ and trying to convince Crimean Tatars to take part in copycat events organized by pro-regime organizations. | detail

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The Law and Crimean Tatars held hostage in Russian-occupied Crimea

Ali Asanov has not seen his fourth child who was born in June, two months after Asanov was remanded in custody in Crimea on unprovable charges linked with a pre-annexation demonstration over which Russia has no jurisdiction | detail

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“We are all Crimean Tatars!”: Crimean Tatar Flag journeys through Ukraine

With the occupation regime having again banned events to mark Crimean Tatar Flag, the flag is currently being carried through Ukrainian cities with local residents organizing events aimed at showing people living in occupied Crimea that they are not forgotten | detail

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"Just wait, we’ll come for you tomorrow": Reprisals for Crimean Tatar Remembrance

Saniye Ametova, a highly-respected veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement is facing administrative charges and a likely hefty fine for organizing and holding a meeting on May 18 in remembrance of the victims of the 1944 Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People. | detail

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Another Crimean Tatar detained or abducted

On June 4 a number of armed men in masks appeared at the home of 36-year-old Crimean Tatar Riza Izetov and took him away, refusing to identify themselves. He has been released, unlike 12 men who were later detained for standing outside the FSB building trying to find out why Izetov had been taken away. | detail

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Angela Merkel, Beware! FSB prosecutes for calling Crimea Ukrainian

After invading and banishing Crimean Tatar leader Refat Chubarov from his native Crimea, Russia has now initiated criminal proceedings against him. He is accused of encroaching upon Russia’s territorial integrity by denying that what Russia illegally grabbed is its territory | detail

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Crimean Tatar leader to remain imprisoned on absurd charges

Akhtem Chiygoz, Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis [representative assembly] has been in detention now for 3 months, and despite the lack of any grounds, the ruling on May 25 which upheld the court order extending Chiygoz’ detention was unfortunately predictable. | detail

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Solidarity & Barbed Wire for Stalin as Crimean Tatars detained for Remembrance

Amid bans, intimidation, the detention and interrogation of Crimean Tatars remembering the victims of the Deportation, there were moments on May 18 of moving solidarity. Under Russian occupation, some involved real courage. | detail

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Police arrests in feared clampdown on Remembrance of Crimean Tatar Deportation

The occupation regime in Crimea is actively detaining both journalists and Crimean Tatars taking part in traditional remembrance actions marking the 71st anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar people | detail

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Poignant Symbol of Hope and Danger on Anniversary of Crimean Tatar Deportation

The swallow is a symbol of spring, of hope and renewal. And of return for those Crimean Tatars once again exiled from their homeland. Their Crimean home is now in red, as an SOS message to the entire civilized world, on behalf of those whose rights are being violated. | detail

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Mustafa Dzhemiliev on attempts to ban remembrance gatherings, fears of provocation

The occupation regime is once again, on this 71st anniversary of the Deportation, trying to prevent Crimean Tatars from gathering to honour their own parents, grandparents and other victims, and Mustafa Dzhemiliev believes provocations are possible | detail

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Chillingly Soviet: Imprisonment without a Crime in Crimea

Crimeans, mostly Crimean Tatars, under Russian occupation are effectively being imprisoned without any elements of a crime, in most cases without any sign of a trial, with the lack of international reaction making them as defenceless as the many Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian activists who have disappeared without trace since Russia’s annexation of Crimea. | detail

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‘Warnings’ & Armed Checks on Eve of Crimean Tatar Deportation Anniversary

The occupation authorities’ alleged ‘new format’ for commemorative events on May 18, the anniversary of the 1944 Deportation of the entire Crimean Tatar People is so far following the repressive patterns seen since Russia’s annexation, with Crimean Tatars not only banned from holding the traditional remembrance gathering, but also facing formal ’warnings’ and overt attempts at intimidation | detail

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International Community called upon to defend the Crimean Tatars

Ukraine’s parliament has adopted a resolution urging international bodies and all members of the international community to help put a stop to ongoing violations of Crimean Tatar rights | detail

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