FUEN Presidium members visited Office of QHA news agency
March 23, the office of the QHA news agency was visited by the President of the European organization FUEN (Federal Union of the European Nationalities) Lorant Vincze and the Vice-President on the Turkic issues Halit Habib Oglu.
FUEN is the largest confederation of autochthonous national minorities (ethnic groups) in Europe, which includes 90 organizations from 32 European countries. It was founded in Paris in 1949 - the same year as the Council of Europe.
In 2006, FUEN adopted the Charter of Autochthonous National Minorities (ethnic groups) of Europe, which enshrines the basic principles of the organization.
Now FUEN represents the interests of European national minorities at the regional, national and, most importantly, European level.
The organization stands up for the preservation of the identity, languages, culture and identity of national minorities, as well as for the protection of their rights.
At the meeting, the Director of QHA, member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Gayana Yuksel spoke about the agency's activities, as well as the fate of the 11 media outlets that were forced to leave the Crimea and are now working on the main
Gayana Yuksel briefly informed the guests about the situation in the occupied Crimea, related to changes in the economy, social and human rights spheres.
One of the most striking indicators of the situation on the annexed peninsula is the situation in the human rights sphere, namely numerous facts of human rights violations.
Over the occupation period, 11 people were killed and 15 people were abducted in the Crimea, and more than 40 people imprisoned on political grounds.