Contents tagged with Crimean Tartars

  • 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 …

  • Russia classifies documents about release of Crimean Tatar leader Umerov

    All documents on the release of Ilmi Umerov from Russian prison are classified, said Aishe Umerova, daughter of the deputy of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, in a commentary on Channel 5.

    “We don’t have any documents, we don’t have a single piece of paper in our hands. It’s a closed case, there is a decree, there isn’t a decree. All of the documents are absolutely secret, so the work of the lawyers in the coming days is to find out, to get all these documents and then we can plan …

  • Chubarov: freeing of Umerov and Chiygoz is not a concession but Russia’s implementation of the demands of UN courts

    The People's Deputy of Ukraine and Chairman of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov said during a press briefing on Wednesday, October 25 that the release of Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz relates to the decision of the International Court of Justice."There is no concession on the part of Putin. This is a partial fulfillment by them of the decision they cannot fail to fulfill. It is the interim decision of the International Court of Justice from April 2017 on two conventions …

  • Crimean Tatar leaders Umerov and Chiygoz handed over to Turkey thanks to agreement between Poroshenko and Erdogan

    The Russian authorities have handed over Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz to Turkey, Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev told Ukrayinska Pravda.

    The two deputy heads of the Mejlis were flown to Ankara.

    Umerov and Chiygoz’s release became possible thanks to the agreements achieved as a result of Turkish President Recep Erdoğan ’s visit to Ukraine.

    The lawyer Nikolai Polozov confirmed this information on Facebook.

    “The thing we have been waiting for for so long has happened. Two more …

  • 50 people detained in Crimea during protest actions in support of Crimean Tatars

    49 people were detained for holding unauthorized solitary pickets in the Crimea, as reported by Interfax, citing the press service of the Crimean Ministry of Internal Affairs. Those participating in the pickets were released from police stations after “preventive talks.”

    As previously reported, the pickets were organized to oppose the local authorities’ actions directed against the Crimean Tatars. Specifically, participants in the rally protested against the arrests of Crimean Tatars who were …