ATR-- first Crimean Tatar independent television channel, has been accused of extremism, ATR journalist Shevket Namatullaev wrote in Facebook.

“Crimean Tatar ATR Channel is accused of extremism. Anti-extremism department has sent the channel’s leadership a letter, saying the Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) informed Russian Internal Ministry that ATR “persistently fosters an idea on alleged repression based on national and ethnic grounds; contributes to developing anti-Russian public sentiment; [and] intentionally incites Crimean Tatars to distrust of authorities and their actions, which indirectly creates the threat of extremist activity”- the journalist wrote.

Namatullaev also said ATR was instructed to show all the documents and the list of those, who officially works at the channel.