BERLIN (QHA) -

Gesellschaft für Bedrohte Völker (the Association of Repressed Peoples) human rights watchdog is extremely concerned about the likelihood of further repression against members of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars.

The organization’s members are going to seek support of German MPs, and more specifically, members of the German-Russian and German-Ukrainian parliamentary groups, in ensuring that the Mejlis continues to operate as a political entity.

According to the Association’s members, they intend to arrange for a meeting between senior Mejlis members and Federal Chancellor by contacting the Federal Chancellor’s administration. They claim that their top priority lies in letting know as many politicians and MPs about ongoing persecution of Crimean Tatars as possible.

It was reported earlier by QHA that the Association of Repressed Peoples human rights watchdog condemned a fresh wave of repression Crimean Tatars launched by the occupation authorities, which included illegal searches and detentions.

The Association condemned in very strong terms yesterday’s searches and detentions of Crimean Tatars in Crimea. The organization is concerned about the likelihood of further arrests and searches.

QHA