Crimean Tatar leader, the Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev urged Crimean Tatars, whose rights were violated in Crimea, to appeal to Ukrainian agencies amid frequent cases of searches in the homes of Crimean Tatars.
According to Jemilev, victims should collect all the materials, decrees, descriptions of the incidents, and reports of witnesses on the issue.
Crimean Tatar leader also noted, that people can also apply for legal aid to local Mejlis offices, adding that it is planned to create informative and legal services on the their basis.
Commenting the information about searches in Crimean Tatar houses for banned literature, Jemilev said: “For 24 years in sovereign Ukraine we didn’t know what “banned literature” is; only now this term has appeared. Moreover, the list of banned literature includes not only religious books, but books about me, books of political kind”.
Houses of Crimean Tatars in Crimea, as well as madrassas (Muslim religious schools) are repeatedly searched by police for banned literature and arms.
To recall, Department of Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers (the government) of Crimea was created in Kyiv. Deputy head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Aslan Omer Qirimli was appointed head of the department.