The self-proclaimed "Crimean Prosecutor" Natalia Poklonskaya rendered a decision "to suspend the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People," thereby triggering a wave of protests.
- Banning the Mejlis prior to a court’s decision she took on too much responsibility. This goes to prove a concern of the Russian occupying authorities in Crimea over the activities of the representative body of the Crimean Tatars, said a human rights activist.
Sinaver Kadyrov is one of those banned from entering the peninsula by the occupation authorities.
Poklonskaya refers to Sections 9 and 10 of the Federal Law "On Countering Extremist Activity." The “Prosecutor's Office of Crimea" sent a decision to the Ministry of Justice that the latter includes it in the general list of public and religious organizations, whose activities are suspended in the territory of the Russian Federation and in occupied Crimea.
The activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars will be put on hold until the decision of the so-called "Crimean Supreme Court" in a lawsuit lodged by Poklonskaya.