The leader of the Crimean Tatars, Ukraine’s Presidential Commissioner on the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar People, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev posted to Facebook a list of the Crimean Tatars illegally held in detention in Russia.
- List of 14 Crimean Tatars - the political prisoners held in detention by the Russia-controlled FSB and Investigative Committee, created in the temporarily occupied Crimea:
- Ahtem Chiygoz, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People (as of January,29 2015),
- Rustem Vaitov (as of January,23 2015),
- Ruslan Zeytullaev (as of January, 23 2015),
- Nuri Primov (as of January, 23 2015),
- Ferat Sayfullaev (as of April,2 2015),
- Ali Asanov as of (as of April, 15 2015),
- Mustafa Degermendzhi (as of May, 7 2015),
- Muetdin Alivapov (as of January, 23 2016).
- Refat Alimov (as of April, 18 2016),
- Arsen Dzheparov (as of April, 18 2016),
- Emir-Usein Kuku (as of February 11, 2016),
- Enver Bekirov (as of February 11, 2016),
- Muslim Aliyev (as of February 11, 2016),
- Vadim Siruk (as of February 11, 2016), reads the report.
May, 4 Mejlis First Deputy Chairman Nariman Dzhelyal revealed a copy of the decision by the Supreme Court of the Russian-controlled Crimea recognizing the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People an extremist organization and banning its activities.
On April 26, the Russia’s Court in Crimea delivered a verdict in the Mejlis case, recognizing it an extremist organization and banning its activities in Russia, including Crimea.
Nariman Dzhelyal, Mejlis First Deputy Chairman, said at the court hearing on April 26 that international organizations, such as the UN, the OSCE, the Turkish government, the United States and the European Union expressed their support for the Mejlis.