Yesterday, January 18, the cultural capital of the Russian Federation held a monthly rally in support of the Crimean Muslims and the Crimean Tatars. Political repression against the Crimean Tatars have begun since the referendum in the Crimea.
"Crimean Tatars are the indigenous people of the Crimea!
The repression against them is a violation of international law
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples guarantees them the "Full implementation of all human rights and fundamental freedoms” (Article 1) and "The right to self-determination"(Article 3)," reads the poster.
The rally started January 18 at 18:45 at the intersection of Nevsky Prospekt and Malaya Sadovaya Street.
Earlier, November 18, a group of civil activists in St. Petersburg held a series of pickets with placards condemning the repression against the Crimean Tatars.
The Facebook page of the "St. Petersburg Solidarity" public informs that the event, dubbed "Solidarity-18", will be held every month on the 18th. The press service of the People's United Democratic Movement "Solidarity" in St. Petersburg provided information support of the rally.