A court hearing over the recognition of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people as an extremist organization and banning its activities in the territory of the Russian Federation is to be held at the address: 2, Pavlenko Street, Simferopol, at 9:30 am today April 25, Zair Smedlyaev, Head of the Kurultai Central Election Commission, reports.
“In my opinion, based on the decision of Natalia Poklonskaya and the Russian Ministry of Justice, the court will deliver a judgment tomorrow to recognize it an extremist organization! Not as it should be according to the law: first, to investigate, and then make a decision, but quite the contrary. The illegally taken decisions will be an incentive for the making a judgment! The concepts, Constitution and laws, unfortunately, now left behind the political order!” Smedlyaev wrote on his Facebook page.
April 18, 2016, the Ministry of Justice has put the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people on the list of public and religious organizations banned due to extremist activities.
April 15, 2016, a hearing in the Mejlis ban was adjourned until 25 April. One of the reasons was the absence of the Mejlis Deputy Chairman Nariman Jelal.
April 13, 2016, the "Prosecutor of Crimea" Natalia Poklonskaya suspended the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in Crimea and claimed that the decision will be valid pending the verdict by the “Crimean Supreme Court.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the decision of the Russian Justice Ministry to put the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people on the list of public and religious organizations prohibited “due to their extremist activities." Moscow is not going to listen to the opinion of the world community as for the ban on Mejlis and putting in on the list of extremist organizations.