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Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people may be banned, still it is impossible to stop Crimean Tatar national movement.

Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said this on the air of Ukrainian media July 10.

“Russian and Crimean authorities may use two variants to deal with the Mejlis. It can try to change the format of the Mejlis, but I am sure its members won’t agree with Crimea’s today status. Then Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people will simply be banned”- Chubarov said.

“They can ban activity of Mejlis, but it is impossible to stop Crimean Tatar national movement”- he added, saying all cases of the suppression of freedoms in Crimea would soon be the subject of investigation in international courts.

To recall, Crimean authorities has banned Refat Chubarov from entering Crimea for 5 years.

Chubarov is the second Crimean Tatar leader, who was banned entry the region. Same ban was imposed against Mustafa Jemilev in May.

Both leaders were accused of ‘extremist activity’.

QHA