Contents tagged with Crimean Tartars

  • PACE prepares resolution about racial discrimination of Crimean Tatars by Russia

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will prepare a report and a resolution on racial discrimination by Russia of the Crimean Tatars in the annexed peninsula, as reported by Volodymyr Ariev, head of the permanent delegation of the Ukrainian parliament in PACE, on Facebook.

    “PACE has unanimously decided that the Assembly will prepare a separate report and resolution about racial discrimination of Crimean Tatars by Russia in the Crimea. The day before yesterday the PACE Monitoring …

  • Chubarov: Crimean Tatars will boycott Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    During an interview with Channel 112, Chariman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said that Crimean Tatars will boycott the presidential elections in Russia which will be held in the Crimea next Sunday.

    "The truth is that many people won’t come. The overwhelming majority of the Crimean Tatars will again boycott these elections," he said.

    Therefore, Chubarov asserted, propagandistic resources in the Crimea are already preparing to show the opposite picture.

    "From early …

  • Chubarov: Russia involved secret service to make Crimean Tatars vote at Russian presidential election

    The Russian Federation has involved its secret services in ensuring the participation of Crimean Tatars in voting during the Russian presidential election scheduled for March 18, 2018, as indicated by the Chairperson of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, during an interview with the Russian service of the Voice of America.

    According to Chubarov, the pro-Russian authorities in the Crimea are trying by all means to raise the turnout at the presidential election, including …

  • Crimean activists to start legal campaign to protect Khan’s Palace in Bakhchysarai

    Crimean legal experts and attorneys intend to start a legal campaign to protect the Khan’s Palace in Bakhchysarai, attorney Emil Kurbedinov wrote on his Facebook page.

    “Our team of attorneys and legal experts intends to start a legal campaign to protect the Khan’s Palace in Bakhchysarai from baseless assaults on the historical population of Crimean Tatars, a cultural heritage site! In general, I can say that primarily we intend to acquire official responses from the Russian Federation on the …

  • Crimean Tatar activist taken to emergency care after being detained in Crimea

    Crimean Tatar national movement activist Bekir Degermendzhi, who was detained on November 23 in Simferopol, was taken to the detention center’s intensive care unit, his lawyer Edem Semedlyaev said on Facebook.

    "Bekir Degermendzhi ended up in intensive care. According to doctors, his condition is extremely difficult. For five days, we demanded that he be transferred to the hospital to provide qualified medical care, but we were assured that they would handle it,” Semedlyaev wrote.

    "If you get …

  • Media: Turkey exchanged Crimean Tatar leaders Chiygoz and Umerov for two Russian agents

    The Turkish government has exchanged Akhtem Chiygoz, deputy head of the Crimean Tatar people’s Mejlis, and Ilmi Umerov for two Russians accused of espionage, as announced on the Turkish TV channel Haberturk with reference to court documents.

    The Russians Alexander Smirnov and Yury Anisimov were arrested in Turkey in April 2016. They were accused of planning the murder of Chechen dissidents and have been in custody until recently.

    On October 25, the Russian authorities handed Umerov and …

  • Dzhemilev: Russia intends to change demographic situation in Crimea

    In an interview with Channel 5, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Representative of the President of Ukraine on Crimean Tatar people, has said that Russia is forcibly changing the demographic situation in the Crimea by bringing 250 thousand people from the LPR and DPR, as well as 300 thousand people from Russia, to the area.

    "Russia is grossly violating the Geneva Convention on the inadmissibility of forcibly changing the demographic situation in an occupied territory. They are creating conditions under …

  • UN General Assembly Committee supported resolution on human rights in Crimea

    The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (the Third Committee) of the UN General Assembly supported the updated resolution on human rights in Russian-annexed Crimea.

    71 countries voted in favor of the draft resolution “Provision on human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol”, 25 voted against it, and 77 countries abstained from voting.

    The resolution condemns the violations and infringement of human rights and acts of discrimination against the …

  • Bariev: 57 political prisoners are being held in Crimea

    There are currently 57 political prisoners in the Russian-annexed Crimea, as reported by the head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center and member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Eskender Bariev, during a press conference in Kyiv on November 6th.

    He noted that after Russia transferred Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiyhoz, who were imprisoned in the Crimea, to the Republic of Turkey, new arrests were made on the peninsula.

    The First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of …

  • Poroshenko called on the leaders of the Gulf States to stand up for the rights of Crimean Tatars

    During his visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, President Petro Poroshenko met with the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, as indicated on the administration’s website.

    According to the report, the both leaders discussed plans for the development of cooperation between Ukraine and the Arab Peninsula states.

    During the meeting, Poroshenko introduced Mustafa Dzhemilev, a former Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, leader of …