The issue of Russia’s occupation of Crimea was discussed at the Swedish Institute for International Affairs in Stockholm.
- Today in Stockholm, the leader of the Crimean Tatars, Ukraine’s Presidential Commissioner on the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar People, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev participates in a seminar on the issue of occupied Crimea at the Swedish Institute for International Affairs, according to Dzhemilev’s page on Facebook.
The international observers record in Crimea the numerous examples of human rights violations, lack of freedom of speech and expression, surveillances and pressure on everyone who disagrees with the current occupation regime.
An unprecedented wave of repression on ethnic and religious grounds has started since February 2016: mass searches followed by detentions of the Crimean Tatars.
As reported QHA, May 12, the Scurity Forces took away the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov to the FSB in the city of Simferopol. Following that Umerov was handed a recognizance not to leave and his house searched.