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30.01.2015

Crimean Tatar leader arrested in new wave of repression

The arrest of Akhtem Chiygoz, Deputy Head of the Mejlis, on suspicion of ‘organizing and taking part in mass disturbances’ is of unprecedented cynicism. There is not only video footage demonstrating his innocence, but the charges are under Russian legislation which not even Russia would claim was in force on Feb 26, 2014 | detail

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26.01.2015

Russia in no hurry to answer for its Soviet-type bans on Dzhemilev and Yuksel

Two court hearings over appeals lodged against bans imposed since Russia’s annexation of Crimea on people linked with the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, or representative assembly, have been postponed. | detail

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24.01.2015

Crimean Tatar rights activist ‘deported’ from his native Crimea

The Crimean authorities under Russian rule have ‘deported’ Sinaver Kadyrov, a Crimean Tatar activist with Ukrainian citizenship, Crimean registration, but with views and a concern over human rights violations that the occupation regime clearly finds inconvenient. The message this sends any Crimean is chilling. | detail

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21.01.2015

Another Crimean Tatar arrested and beaten over May 3 Dzhemilev protest

Edem Osmanov whose father earned fame and gratitude last December when he cooked pilaf for freezing EuroMaidan protesters has become the fifth Crimean Tatar to be facing dubious charges over the peaceful protest on May 3 when veteran Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemiliev was prevented from entering his homeland. | detail

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21.01.2015

Renewed harassment of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis and Qurultay

Emine Avamileva, a well-known public figure, lawyer and member of the Mejlis or Crimean Tatar representative assembly is the latest Mejlis representative to face harassment in the major offensive waged by the Russian occupation regime. | detail

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19.01.2015

Crimean Déjà Vu: Titushki & Police against Crimean Rights Conference

Overt attempts by paid thugs to cause a fight and give a pretext for stopping the conference were thwarted, and its participants able to adopt an appeal to the UN on grave violations of their rights under Russian occupation | detail

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23.12.2014

Another armed search of Crimean Tatar home and mosque following ‘denunciation’

On Dec 18 a Crimean Tatar home and the mosque in the village of Turgenevka [Bakhchysarai region] were subjected to an armed search after an employee of the home owner Mustafa Yagyaev denounced’ him following disagreement about Russia’s annexation of the Crimea | detail

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22.12.2014

Repressive measures against key Crimean Tatar charity

In apparent retaliation for the appeal lodged by the Crimea Foundation, a charity closely linked with the Mejlis, or representative body of the Crimean Tatar people, against a massive fine, the FSB have initiated a criminal investigation against the Foundation’s Director, Riza Shevkiev. | detail

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15.12.2014

80-year-old Crimean Tatar summoned for ‘questioning’ by Russian FSB

Veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement Vedzhie Kashka turned 80 recently and should have been admitted to hospital on Dec 10 over a heart condition. She couldn’t because she had been summonsed for questioning by the FSB [Russian Security Service]. | detail

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15.12.2014

Crimean Tatar activist released, but still facing dodgy ’May 3’ charges

In the first positive move of an increasingly worrying criminal prosecution, Crimean Tatar activist Tair Smerdlyaev has been released from custody pending trial. | detail

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11.12.2014

Russian-occupied Crimea on high alert against human rights

Bans were not enough for the Russian-installed puppet regime in the Crimea, and riot police, FSB, metal detectors and young louts were deployed to ensure Crimean Tatars were prevented from holding traditional meetings on international Human Rights Day. | detail

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04.12.2014

Human Rights Day not for Crimean Tatars under Russian occupation

The Crimean Tatar Mejlis is yet again prohibited from holding traditional gatherings, this time marking Human Rights Day, while a marginal group demonstrating ‘in support of the Russian President was not only allowed, but given support and guards. | detail

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26.11.2014

Another Arrest in Dubious ’May 3’ Case against Crimean Tatars

A fourth arrest on Nov 25 has heightened suspicion that Russia’s puppet regime in the Crimea is manufacturing its own Bolotnaya Square trials, like those in Russia, aimed at intimidating Crimean Tatars and silencing opposition. | detail

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20.11.2014

Continuing attack on Crimean Tatar Mejlis and Crimea Foundation

A court in Simferopol has imposed massive fines on the Crimea Foundation and its director in what the latter calls the latest step in a politically-motivated attack aimed at destroying the Foundation. | detail

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14.11.2014

G20 Putin Pack: Russian Offensive against the Crimean Tatars

Who else could achieve a return to the worst forms of Soviet repression in less than 9 months? Why is Vladimir Putin’s only response to the disappearances and abductions of Crimean Tatars a claim that it’s all news to him? | detail

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07.11.2014

Mustafa Dzhemiliev: No contact with son held in Russian detention

Banned by the Russian occupiers of his homeland, Mustafa Dzhemiliev will not be able to attend his father-in-law’s funeral in Bakhchysarai, has not seen his wife since the summer and has no contact with his son who has been taken to Russia in breach of a European Court of Human Rights order | detail

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03.11.2014

Mustafa Dzhemiliev’s ban appealed

Lawyer Mark Feygin has lodged an appeal with Russia’s Federal Migration Service against the five-year ban imposed on Crimean Tatar leader and Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemiliev. | detail

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30.10.2014

Crimean Tatars ignored in Ukraine’s new parliament

Members of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, or representative-executive assembly have expressed disillusionment over the failure by Ukrainian political parties to ensure that Crimean Tatars are represented in the new Ukrainian parliament | detail

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28.10.2014

Crimean Tatar activists jailed: Closed court and bizarre charges

Charges on a supposed incident 6 months ago which result in three men being remanded in custody for (at least) two months are already a matter of concern. In this case, the court and prosecution have clearly not even learned their roles, with the charges and the claims of ‘Right Sector’ involvement and extremism seeming unrelated. | detail

Visits 3971
24.10.2014

Crimean Tatar activist arrested

Crimean police have arrested Tahir Smedlyaev, the brother of the head of the Central Election Commission of the Qurultay, or Crimean Tatar National Congress | detail

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