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.
Soviet tactics in ongoing attacks on Mustafa Dzhemilev
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.
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
Crimean Tatars defy ban on remembrance
As Mustafa Dzhemilev 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
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
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
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
Russian FSB search home of member of Crimean Tatar Mejlis
On the eve of the seventieth anniversary of the Deportation, Russia’s FSB has carried out shameful searches of the homes of Crimean Tatars
Crimean Tatars forced to hold commemoration under only Crimean Tatar flag
With the puppet authorities insisting on taking part, with Russian flags, in the commemorative events to mark the seventieth anniversary of the Deportation, the Mejlis has agreed that no Russian or Ukrainian flags will be flown
Mustafa Dzhemilev awarded Poland’s Solidarity Prize
Mustafa Dzhemilev, unwavering defender of the rights of the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian democracy whom Russia has recently banned from returning to his homeland, now under Russian occupation,is the first laureate of the Solidarity Prize initiated to mark 25 years of Poland’s freedom
Member of Crimean Tatar Mejlis assaulted in Simferopol
Abduraman Egiz was attacked and beaten up in the centre of Simferopol by men in camouflage, Some young men who came to his defence also received blows.
Prosecutor threatens to dissolve Crimean Tatar Mejlis
Peaceful protest against the shameful ban imposed on Mustafa Jemiliev has prompted the new Crimean “prosecutor” to threaten to dissolve the Mejlis and initiate criminal charges over what she calls “public actions of an extremist nature”
Affront or Offensive? Russian OMON block Mustafa Dzhemilev
As feared, Russian OMON spetsnaz forces, together with the so-called Crimean “police”, are preventing Mustafa Dzhemilev from entering the Crimea. Thousands of Crimean Tatars came this morning to greet the veteran leader of the Crimean Tatars and formed a live corridor around him.
Russian ban on Mustafa Dzhemiliev enforced
The Crimean Tatar Mejlis has reacted with outrage at the refusal by the Russian authorities to allow Mustafa Dzhemiliev, veteran leader of the Crimean Tatar people and Ukrainian MP, to travel through Moscow to his homeland in the Crimea
Dzhemilev: Russian FSB snooping even in Crimean mosques
Mustafa Dzhemilev, MP and former head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People has spoken of repressive measures against the Crimean Tatars since Russia’s invasion of his homeland.
Russian Annexation – Crimean Tatar Tragedy. Mustafa Dzhemilev banned by Russian occupiers
In the latest move demonstrating how well-founded Crimean Tatar concerns were about Russian rule, Mustafa Dzhemilev has been informed of a ban on his entering the Crimea for 5 years
Attack on Crimean Tatar Mejlis
Three women were injured during the forced removal of the Ukrainian flag over the premises of the Mejlis on Monday
Mustafa Dzhemilev : Crimean Tatars full of foreboding about the future
Mustafa Dzhemilev , MP, former political prisoner and champion of Crimean Tatar rights, and Refat Chubarov, head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people were detained for an hour on the border of the Kherson region and the Crimea on Saturday before the six armed men finally "let them" enter
Crimean Tatars vote to create a national autonomy in the Crimea
A Crimean Tatar woman hands a representative of the Council of Muftis of Russia the Ukrainian flag as symbol of the unity of the Crimean Tatar people and Ukraine. This unity, and the Crimean Tatars’ need to build their statehood together with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, were stressed by veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, Aishe Seitmuratova
Crimean Tatars left no space for illusion
Asked why the Crimean Tatars do not trust the assurances given them by Russia, the head of the Mejlis, Refat Chubarov answered with a question: I’d like to ask you: would it be better that they discussed how you will live together BEFORE they broke into your flat, or AFTERWARDS?