Crimean Tatar activists have called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to “use his authority and opportunities to prevent destruction of Crimean Tatar people and prevent Crimean Tatar young men from serving in Russian Army”.
Following appeal was made during All-Crimean conference, arranged by the Committee on Crimean Tatar Rights Protection in Simferopol, Jan 17.
The participants of the conference have also appealed to Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan. The appeal informs about the current situation of Crimean Tatars, since Crimea’s unification with Russia. It also points out numerous trials of “Crimea Fund” charitable organization, and de-escalation of the issue of May 3 [when thousands of Crimean Tatars met their leader Mustafa Jemilev, who was banned from entering Crimea, at the border].
The activists have also adopted an appeal to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, The Ukrainian Parliament and all the Ukrainian people, urging to find a way to give Crimean Tatar people international status of the third side in Ukrainian-Russian relationship, which will give the Mejlis and the Kurultay the right to appeal to international courts.
The conference ended with the performance of Crimean Tatar anthem.