At the moment, Mejlis lawyers are scrutinizing the lawsuit filed against the organization by Natalya Poklonskaya, the so-called Prosecutor of Crimea, who requested that it be banned all over the Russian Federation, says a message posted on the Mejlis’s Facebook page.

“Poklonskaya handed us over a copy of the lawsuit Crimea’s Prosecutor Office filed with the Supreme Court of Crimea. In it, she requests that the Mejlis NGO be banned pursuant to the Federal Law on Extremist Activities. We are talking about the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and I would like to stress that this is not the first time a mistake like this has been made. The thing is: the Mejlis is not an NGO but a representative body of the Crimean Tatar people,” writes Nariman Jelyal, First Vice Chairman of the Mejlis.

It was reported earlier that the so-called representatives of Crimean Tatar organizations allegedly demanded that ‘Prosecutor’ of Crimea Natalya Poklonskaya took all steps possible to prevent further activities of the Mejlis and brought Mejlis members guilty of wrongdoing to justice. They set forth their demands in a letter, a copy of which Poklonskaya handed over to Nariman Jelyal, First Vice Chairman of the Mejlis, on February 15.