Today, November 13, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Affairs of Crimean Tatars, leader of the Crimean Tatar people, human rights defender Mustafa Dzhemilev celebrates his 74th birthday
Mustafa-aga was born on November 13, 1943 in the village of Bozkoy in the Steppe Crimea. It was here that his parents were evicted from the village of Ai-Serez (now Mizhrichia) of the Sudak region of the Crimean ASSR
May 18, 1944, Dzhemilev, together with the entire Crimean Tatar people, was deported from the Crimea to the Uzbek SSR.
Later, in 1969, he became one of the founders of the Initiative Group for the Defense of Human Rights in the Soviet Union. For his activities he spent about 15 years in prisons. After the criminal case against him in the 1970s, he went on a hunger strike
In 1991 he was elected Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.
August 20, 2014, by the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko No. 657/2014, Dzhemilev was appointed a Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Affairs of Crimean Tatars.
On October 9, Dzhemilev met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan within the framework of his visit to Ukraine. The meeting was devoted to the Crimean issues.
Mustafa Dzhemilev became an Honorary Doctor of Laws at the Selcuk University (Turkey), a laureate of the International Prize named after P.Orlik "For the Democratization of the Ukrainian Society", and was awarded the Nansen Medal (UN), the Order
QHA congratulates Mustafa Dzhemilev on his birthday and wishes a speedy return to the Ukrainian Crimea.