Today, a meeting of the Mejlis members and representatives of the Crimean Tatar community with Gerard Stoudmann, Special Representative of the Council of Europe Secretary General on human rights in Crimea and his colleagues, has been held in Simferopol, '15 minutes' reported Nariman Jelal, First Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars, as saying.

According to Nariman Jelal, the participants tried to convey to the delegation members their vision of the situation with regard to human rights and observance of Crimean Tatars' rights, in particular. They also talked about specific violations in Crimea.

"We are grateful to Mr. Stoudmann and his colleagues for this meeting. We fully share the objectives of the Council of Europe's representatives visit to Crimea and convey our desire to achieve a permanent presence of the monitoring human rights groups on the peninsula," said Nariman Jelal.

It was reported earlier that the Council of Europe's Mission on Human Rights arrived in Crimea on January 25, 2016 and left the peninsula today. The main objective of the mission was the assessment of the fundamental human rights observance, including the situation of minorities, freedom of the media and the conditions of detention in prisons.

Gerard Stoudmann, Head of the Council of Europe's Mission, met with Ahtem Chiygoz, Deputy Head of the Mejlis, in Crimea.

Following the visit, a report will be prepared for the Council of Europe.

PHOTO: 15 minutes