New pressure on Crimean Tatar Mejlis

A week after the chief editor of the Mejlis’s newspaper Avdet received a summons over supposed complaints of ‘extremism’, the Crimea Foundation, the charitable arm of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People has also been summoned to account for its activities | detail

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Crimean Tatar newspapers again suspected of ‘extremism”

In yet another unpleasant echo of Soviet times, two Crimean Tatar newspapers – ‘Avdet’ and ‘Kyyrym’ - have been ‘denounced’ for allegedly ‘circulating extremist material’ | detail

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Ongoing harassment of ethnic Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars & others in Crimea

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has pointed to ongoing concerns, the imprisonment of Oleg Sentsov and three other activists; the banning of Refat Chubarov and Mustafa Dzhemiliev from their homeland; religious harassment; and much more, with none of its previous recommendations implemented | detail

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Mejilis cancel any cooperation with Crimean occupation regime

The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People are recalling their representatives from the government installed after Russia annexed the Crimea. It is advising Crimean Tatars to boycott the Crimean parliamentary and local elections scheduled for September 14. | detail

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Silence over Repression of Crimean Tatar Leader

For the second time since Russia annexed the Crimea in March 2014, the authorities have banned entry to a prominent Crimean Tatar leader over alleged ‘extremism’. Despite the absurdity of the charges and impossibility of lodging appeals against them, there has been no reaction from the EU or USA, nor from international human rights organizations. | detail

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Russia resurrects Soviet ways in treatment of the Crimean Tatars

Enforced exile is always a personal tragedy. In this case, however, a ban has been imposed on Refat Chubarov, head of the Crimean Tatars’ representative body and this is an affront to all Crimean Tatars. It is also a test and challenge to western countries who claim commitment to rule of law and human rights while wanting business as usual with Russia | detail

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Refat Chubarov also banned from Crimea

In the latest of a number of outrages by the regime in the Crimea under Russian occupation, the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Refat Chubarov thas been prevented from returning to the Crimea following the meeting of the Mejlis in Henychesk, Kherson oblast | detail

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Director of Crimean Tatar programmes on TRC Krym dismissed

Seyitislyam Kyshveyev, director of the Crimean Tatar programmes on the State-owned Krym TV and radio channels has been dismissed just days after a similar attempt on the safe fabricated charges was made about the chief editor of the programmes | detail

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Chubarov: Simferopol authorities are segregating Crimean Tatars

Crimean Tatar Flag Day was not the first time under Russian occupation that Crimean Tatars have been prevented from holding events in the centre of Simferopol. In May the occupation regime banned the traditional remembrance gatherings marking the seventieth anniversary of the Deportation. | detail

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Crimean Tatar Flag Day event also banned

Just over a month after the occupation regime went all out to prevent the remembrance events marking the seventieth anniversary of the Deportation, the Simferopol City Council has refused to allow events to mark Crimean Tatar Flag Day from being held in the centre of the city | detail

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Dzhemiliev: We had freedom in Ukraine, and there’s no substituting that

Mustafa Dzhemiliev about why what Russia has done in annexing his homeland cannot be allowed to succeed. Even the instinct for self-preservation must prevent the west from accepting such a challenge to world order | detail

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Crimean Tatar Mejlis newspaper accused of ‘extremism’

The Chief Editor of Avdet, the newspaper of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People has received a formal warning over something that the occupation regime’s prosecutor calls ‘propaganda of extremism’ but that appears to involve correctly using terms like annexation for Russia’s occupation of the Crimea | detail

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Human Rights Ombudsperson condemns Russian ban on Mustafa Dzhemiliev

Valeria Lutkovska states that the ‘actions of the Russian Federation authorities in the Crimea are in breach of a number of fundamental human rights and rights of indigenous peoples, enshrined in international law | detail

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Statement of Concerned Scholars Regarding the Current Predicament of the Crimean Tatars

Prominent academics from all over the world "urge all states, agencies, organizations, and individuals to join us in our support for the national and human rights of the Crimean Tatars, including their cultural, social, political, and economic rights, and to hold the Russian authorities in illegal occupation of Crimea accountable for the violation of these rights. | detail

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Soviet tactics in ongoing attacks on Mustafa Dzhemiliev

There is no let-up in the aggressive attack by Russia and its occupation regime in the Crimea against the veteran Crimean Tatar leader, Mustafa Dzhemiliev. Having banned the 71-year-old former political prisoner and Ukrainian MP from the Crimea, they are now using dirty methods to exert influence on members of his family still in the Crimea. | detail

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Crimean Tatars demand end to repression, call for international support

On May 18, several thousand people in Kyiv honoured the memory of victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People seventy years ago. Among them were Mustafa Jemiliev whom Russia has banned from returning to his homeland, now under Russian occupation and Josef Zisels, head of Vaad, the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities | detail

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Crimean Tatars defy ban on remembrance

As Mustafa Jemiliev 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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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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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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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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