Crimean Tatars in Crimea forced to rally against blockade

Crimean Tatars, employees of government-financed organizations, are forced to attend a rally against the civil blockade of Crimea.

30 November 2015 10:00

According to Lenur Islyamov, head of the civil blockade of Crimea, Remzi Ilyasov, ‘leader and representative of Crimean Tatars in the so-called Crimean government’ appointed by Aksyonov, is to supervise a rally scheduled for December 1, 2015.  

“In Crimea, Crimean Tatars, the employees of social and government services, are forced to attend the rally against the blockade of Crimea scheduled for December 1, at the suggestion of Remzi Ilyasov. People are threatened with dismissal and fines. Many confused. Apparently, they want to make a picture for the media,” Lenur Islyamov posted on his Facebook page.

It was reported earlier that the civil blockade of Crimea aimed to halt the trade with the occupied territory began on September 20, 2015. The power supply to the peninsular was cut off in the night November 21 to 22, 2015.