Simferopol (QHA) - Mark Ben-Naim has accused member of Crimean Parliament and member of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Remzi Ilyasov of ‘inciting direct ethnic hatred and hatred towards Jews’, and demands Ilyasov to hold responsibility for ‘anti-Semitism’- reports official site of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people.
As reported earlier, on June 22, 2013, during the meeting commemorating victims of war in Ukraine, posters praising Stalin and propagandizing Stalinism were demonstrated. The meeting was attended by representatives of Crimean government among others. Law enforcement officers tried to remove portraits of Stalin and slogans praising him. However, member of Crimean Parliament S. Topalov resisted the officers by any means.
Remzi Ilyasov appealed to the court demanding to investigate legality of such actions and bring the responsible to justice, including for resisting actions of police officers.
Ilyasov believes Stalinism propaganda is unacceptable in Ukraine; according to OSCE resolution, the world community condemns the totalitarian regimes of Hitler and Stalin.
Ben Naim who demands Remzi Ilyasov to stand trial blames Ilyasov in anti- Semitism. ‘Stalin was a Jew, and when Ilyasov blames him, he stands against all the Jew’, - noted Ben Naim.
In turn Ilyasov emphasized, when he talked about Stalin or Hitler, he did not mean any nationality.
“I just stand against cult of Stalin, as he is responsible for killing millions of innocent. I consider Naim’s accusation as totally ridiculous”, said Ilyasov.
Note: Mark Ben- Naim, calls himself human rights advocate. Being wanted he left Russia for Israel in 2010.