Ban on Mejlis: Persecution of Crimean Tatars increased

Another six Mejlis members in the occupied Crimea were summoned to the General Directorate for Combating Extremism of the MIA of Russia, where the administrative protocols on their participation in "illegal gatherings" were drawn up.

1 October 2016 11:32

Hromadske Radio online resource reports details of repressive actions by the occupation authorities in Crimea.

"Those persons are Emine Avamileva, Dilyaver Akkiev, Mustafa Maushev, Bekir Mamut, Sadykhov Tabakh and Shevket Kaybullaev. Besides them, Enver Kurt did not come to the center, requiring a letter of invitation, and Abduraman Egiz could not come because of illness. All of them are charged under Article "Organization of activity of a public or religious association, which activities were suspended," Hromadske Radio reports.

Earlier, Ilmi Umerov and Ali Khamzin, the Mejlis members, were fined up to one thousand rubles.

The interrogated members of the Crimean Tatars' representative body are convinced that they will also be inflicted penalty in court and the criminal prosecution against them is possible as well.

"We were invited to the Center for Combating Extremism, for questioning with regard to violation of law. We were accused of involvement in the activities of the banned organization. The court session on the consideration of our offense will be held in Bakhchysarai district court on Tuesday, October 4," said Mejlis member Emine Avamileva.

September 29, the Supreme Court of Russia held a meeting on the case "On the prohibition of the activities of the public association "Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people" under the Article 9 of the Federal Law of 25.07.2002, No.1145-FL" On counteracting extremist activity."

The panel of judges of the Supreme Court of Russia in Moscow banned the activity of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people on the territory of the Russian Federation and Crimea.

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