(QHA) -

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) together with Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people will monitor situation in Crimea, regarding the respect for Muslims’ rights in Crimea.

Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov announced this at the press conference in Kyiv July 10.

Following issue was proposed during the meeting of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu with Crimean Tatar leader Jemilev, head of Mejlis Chubarov a and his deputy Omer Kirimli.

“OIC will monitor the situation of respecting the rights of Muslims in Crimea”- Chubarov said.

It should be noted, there are incidents against Crimean Muslims occurred in recent times, among them conducting of search in Crimean Tatar houses, burning of mosques, pressure on Muslim NGOs.

June 24, masked, armed FSB officers broke the window of one of Crimea madrasas (Islamic school) at 06:00 in the morning when children were sleeping and seized the building. They searched the building for weapon,and extremist literature. Neither weapon nor literature were found.

Note: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is an international organisation consisting of 57 member states. The organisation states that it is "the collective voice of the Muslim world" and works to "safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony".
The OIC has a permanent delegation to the United Nations. The official languages of the OIC are Arabic, English and French.

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