NEW YORK (QHA) -

The delegation of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people participates in the 17th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which takes place in New York from 16 to 19 April. A member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, the director of the news agency QHA ("Crimean News") and Radio Hayat Gayana Yuksel shared information on her Facebook page.

According to her, the forum will focus on respecting the rights of indigenous peoples to their lands, territories and resources.



According to the Ukrainian representation to the UN, the forum provides an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the occupied Crimea, including the recent so-called presidential elections in the annexed peninsula, as well as obtain evidence of Akhtem Chiygoz, the former Kremlin political prisoner and Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

QHA reported that the Crimean Tatars at the forum are represented by Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiyhoz, member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, director of the news agency QHA ("Crimean News") and Radio Hayat Gayana Yuksel, lawyer Suleyman Mamuto, and employee of the ATR channel Elmaz Asanova.

The moderator of the side event dedicated to the temporarily occupied Crimea is the representative of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in the United States Ayla Bakkalli.

QHA