At a regular hearing on a lawsuit seeking to ban the Mejlis, " the Prosecutor" of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya said it’s "unfair to constantly talk about the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people," reports Argumenty Nedeli - Crimea.
- Constant talks about deportation. Was the Crimean Tatar people the only one deported? The law on rehabilitation refers to the restoration of rights of the Armenian, Greek, Bulgarian, and the Crimean Tatar people. All people living in Crimea have equal rights, and one people is no different from the other, said Poklonskaya as cited by Argumenty Nedeli - Crimea.
Poklonskaya’s acute reaction followed the speech by Emine Avamilieva, Director of the Mejlis Department of the Education Affairs in Crimean Tatar Language, who said that the Crimean Tatars live in their homeland, and that they are to determine whether country needs such a representative body as Mejlis. The "Crimean Prosecutor" went on saying she allegedly has signatures of some Crimean Tatars who asked to ban the Mejlis activities.
So far, the court has retired to a deliberation room. The court's decision is to be announced at 2.30 p.m.
As QHA earlier reported earlier, at the hearing on April, 26 the First Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Nariman told the UN, OSCE, Turkish Government, the United States and the European Union support the Mejlis.
Russia claimed that banning the activities of the Mejlis in Russia and, in particular, annexed peninsula, is the "internal Russia’s matter."