The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people appealed to international organizations with a call to strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation to the complete de-occupation of the annexed Crimea. The text of the statement issued by the head of the Mejlis, MP Refat Chubarov on his page on Facebook.

“The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people calls to the UN, EU, Council of Europe, OSCE, NATO and other international organizations to strengthen sanctions and other restrictions against the Russian Federation and their preservation until the full restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, including the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol”, – the document says.

The Majlis stressed that Russia as a country-occupier systematically violates the norms of international law gumanitarnogo in the annexed Peninsula, and stated that the prosecution of the Deputy head of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov is part of the repression of the occupiers against the Crimean Tatars.

“Involuntary placement Umerov who suffer from several serious chronic diseases, including the progression of Parkinson’s disease and diabetes, in a mental hospital is a form of drawing to it certain moral and physical suffering and is estimated as a factor of a direct threat to his life,” the statement reads.

The authors of the document noted that the responsibility for the observance of the rights and liberties of political prisoners in the occupied Crimea are, in particular, the governments and parliaments of the countries – members of international organizations in ensuring global peace and security of human civilization.

“The only requisite to secure the rights and freedoms of the individual, the rights of the Crimean Tatar people – the indigenous people of Crimea is de-occupation of the Crimea and the restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty on the Peninsula”, – stated in the Majlis.




The Majlis called on the international community to increase pressure on Russia 29.08.2016

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