Contents tagged with Mejlis

  • Russian authorities try to prevent 82 years old veteran of Crimean Tatar national movement from entering Crimea

    On November 8, the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov said that the Russian authorities of Crimea detained a veteran of the Crimean Tatar movement, 82-year-old Soviet dissident Ayshe Seitmuratova.

    According to Chubarov, Seitmuratova was detained at the Chaplynka border crossing , located on the administrative border between the mainland Ukraine and the annexed Crimea.

    "It has just become known that the Russian occupiers detained the legendary 82-year-old Ayshe …

  • Crimean authorities intend to nationalize property of Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    The Crimean authorities intend to nationalize the property of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People and hand it over to the Russian-controlled Spiritual Direction of the Muslims of Crimea (SDMC), Krym.Realii reports, citing Sergey Ayksyonov, Russian Prime Minister of Crimea.

    Aksyonov noted that no “nationalization” is currently taking place on the peninsula, but with respect to the Mejlis’s property “the relevant measures should be taken”.

    The initiative had been voiced the day before at the …

  • Media: not a single Ukrainian-language school left in Crimea

    Out of the original 16 schools in Crimea with education in the Crimean Tatar language, only seven remain, and out of the seven Ukrainian-language schools – not a single one is left, Krym.Realii reports.

    “According to the official data of the so-called Crimean ministry of education, science and youth, in 2017/2018, seven municipal educational institutions are operating with Crimean Tatar as the language of education, four with Russian and Crimean Tatar as the languages of education, and five …

  • UN Court of Justice: Russia must reinstate Mejlis in Crimea

    The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has received a letter from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stating that the ICJ has sent Russia a reminder of its obligation to restore the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, reported Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal.

    The letter states that it is Russia’s obligation to comply with the court order, something which it has so far failed to do.

    “Because it was obvious to us that Russia did not intend to revoke the discriminatory ban on the …

  • International Court of Justice demands explanation from Russia for not complying with court’s ruling on Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    The International Court of Justice in The Hague officially requested Russia to explain its failure to comply with last year’s ruling of the court, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olena Zerkal, said.

    Evropeyska Pravda news outlet reports that the The Hague Court asks Russia to explain how it complies with the rling of the International Court, on resumption of the Mejlis activities. Specifically, Russia must explain what was done to create normal conditions for activities of the …

  • Ukrainian MP: Russia’s Kerch Bridge to Crimea should be given to Ukraine

    Refat Chubarov, Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, stated in an interview with the Obozrevatel news outlet that Russia should hand over the Crimean bridge “as contribution” to a special “international consortium” which should be established to operate the bridge.

    “As the country that annexed Crimea, Russia should hand over the Crimean Bridge as a contribution to the international consortium for damage caused [to Ukraine],” Chubarov stated. “The transfer agreement should contain measures …

  • Mejlis: 248 Crimean Tatars were detained in the annexed Crimea over the past year

    The Russian security services in the annexed Crimea detained 248 Crimean Tatars in the last year, 99 were fined, and another 42 were arrested, said Eskender Bariev, a member of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, at a press conference on January 31st, according to Ukrainian News.

    Bariev noted that the representatives of the indigenous population of the Crimea are subjected to massive pressure from the law enforcement.

    Bariev said, "For 2017, our compatriots were fined more than 5 million rubles ($90,000 …

  • Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People sentenced to two years in prison

    The Simferopol District Court, which is under the control of the Russian authorities, found Ilmi Umerov, deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, guilty of calls for separatism and sentenced him to two years in prison in a colony settlement, reported his attorney Mark Feygin.

    The prosecutor’s office asked that Umerov be given a three-and-a-half-year suspended sentenced.

    Umerov was arrested in Simferopol on May 12, 2016. An hour before his arrest, he posted information on his …

  • Court in the annexed Crimea sentences Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz to 8 years

    The Kremlin-controlled Supreme Court of annexed Crimea sentenced Akhtem Chiygoz, one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatar people, to 8 years of general regime imprisonment, Krym.Realii reports.

    The court made the ruling on September 11, informing Chiygoz’ lawyer Oleksandr Lesovy of the special ruling after multiple delays.

    Roughly 100 people came to support Chiygoz in court.

    President Petro Poroshenko condemned the sentence, posting on Facebook:

    “The Akhtem Chiygoz case is yet another …

  • Dzhemilev said he talked with Putin before the annexation of the Crimea

    People's Deputy and Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on the Affairs of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the eve of "referendum" and Putin was trying to persuade him to cooperate. He revealed this information in an interview with Apostrophe news portal.

    Dzhemilev commented on media reports that Russian authorities made an offer to lead the "government of the Crimea" to many well-known Crimean politicians.

    "No, there was bribery of a …