Non-governmental organization Amnesty International has launched ‘urgent action’, a campaign to support head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov amid his ban from entering Crimea for 5 years.
“Chubarov’s ban is a violation of right to freedom of movement as guaranteed by Article 12 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Protocol Four of the European Convention of Human Rights, to which Russia is a state party”- reports the International Amnesty.
“Please write immediately to the de facto Crimean and the Russian authorities, in Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian, Russian or your own language, calling on them to lift the entry ban on Refat Chubarov as well as Mustafa Dzhemiliev, giving them immediate and unimpeded access to Crimea, so they can exercise their right to enter their own country”- reads the statement of the organization.
Amnesty International also announced it had documented a number of “cases of harassment and intimidation of the Crimean Tatar community by the de facto Crimean and the Russian authorities since March”.
The organization calls on to send appeals to Crimean and Russian Prosecutors.
“Please send appeals before 20 august 2014 to:
Prosecutor of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya Ul. Sevastapolskaya, d.21, Simferopol Republic of Crimea 295015, Ukraine Fax: +380 652 550-310;
Prosecutor General of Russian Federation Yurii Yakovlevich Chaika, ul. B. Dmitrovka, d.15a 125993 Moscow GSP- 3, Russia Fax: +7 495 987 58 41/+7 495 692 1725”- the organization urges.
Note: Amnesty International is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Amnesty International has more than a million members and supporters in over 140 countries and territories. It is impartial and independent of any government, political persuasion or religious creed. It is financed largely by subscriptions and donations from its worldwide membership.