Foreign Ministry: Ban on Mejlis - illegitimate decision

A decision by the pro-Russian court to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People is criminal and illegitimate.

26 April 2016 17:45

The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Ukraine considers the ban on the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People a criminal decision by the Russian court, Speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Mariana Betz wrote on Twitter.

- Ban on the Mejlis is an absolutely illegitimate decision by the Crimean occupation authorities. We strongly condemn it. This criminal decision violates the human rights, the rights of the indigenous people and aims to destroy the Crimean Tatar people, Betz wrote.

Today, April, 26 the Russian Court has rendered a verdict in the "Mejlis case" declaring it to be an extremist organization and banning its activities in Russia, including the Crimean peninsula.

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