KYIV (QHA) -

Georgy Logvinsky, Ukrainian MP and Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee for Human Rights, National Minorities and International Relations, expressed the hope that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will recognize the ban on the Mejlis as violation of the Crimean Tatars' rights, the indigenous people of Crimea, on his Facebook page.

“We will strive to make PACE condemn the recent ban on Mejlis as an extremist organization and recognize these actions as violation of international standards and demonstration of the systematic violation of the Crimean Tatars rights,” Logvinsky wrote.

He also noted that special measures (visa ban and asset freezes) might be applied to the representatives of the Russian justice system, who do not fulfill the requirements to release Savchenko.

“Taking into account the cynical violation by Russia of its obligations under the Statute of the Council of Europe and the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe and disregard of numerous PACE calls for the immediate release of Nadia Savchenko, it is possible to use a special procedure of imposing targeted sanctions on individuals involved in the Ukrainian pilot's case,” he added.

These issues will be discussed at the PACE session on Thursday, April 21. The relevant amendments have already been prepared.

Just a reminder: April 13, 2016, the "Prosecutor of Crimea" Natalia Poklonskaya said that the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in Crimea would be "suspended" pending the verdict by the “Supreme Court of the Crimea."


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