Ukraine's Foreign Ministry condemns ban on Mejlis

"The activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People" will be suspended until a so-called Crimean Supreme Court passes a verdict over a claim lodged by Poklonskaya.

19 April 2016 10:40

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the decision by the Russian Justice Ministry to put the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar People on a list of public and religious organizations prohibited from operating in Crimea due to "extremist activity, " Speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Mariana Betz wrote on Twitter.

- This is a resumption of Stalinist repressions against the indigenous people of Crimea. We strongly condemn these egregious human rights violations, she wrote.

By the decision of the so-called Crimean Prosecutor, the Russian Ministry of Justice has recognized the Mejlis as an "extremist organization" and suspended its activities.

April, 13 the Kremlin-appointed "Prosecutor of Crimea" Natalia Poklonskaya rendered a decision to put on hold the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People in Crimea pending a court verdict.

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