The United Nations will come up with a harsh response if the Mejlis is banned, reads a message Refat Chubarov, Mejlis Chairman, posted on his Facebook page.

“A lawsuit seeking to ban the Mejlis, which was filed by the Crimean Prosecutor Office, will be heard by Simeropol’s Supreme Court, located at 2 Pavlenko Street, on March 3, 2016. Even now one can predict that organizations of indigenous peoples will subject Russia’s official representatives to severe criticism at the next meeting of the UN Permanent Forum of Indigenous Peoples. And very soon, each of the shape shifters and their alien masters perpetrating crimes against the rights and freedoms of Crimean citizens, as well as collective rights of the Crimean Tatars, will be made fully answerable,” wrote Chubarov.  

It was reported earlier that certain ‘organizations’ seeking to make statements on Crimean Tatars’ behalf sent a letter to Natalya Poklonskaya, Crimea’s Prosecutor General , urging her to take all necessary steps to ban the Mejlis and bring all its members to justice.

According to the copy of the lawsuit Poklonskaya handed over to Mejlis Vice Chairman Nariman Jelyal on February 15, the Mejlis will be banned all over Russia. It is alleged in the letter the so-called Crimean Tatar organizations sent to Poklonskaya that Mejlis Chairmen Mustafa Jemilev and Refat Chubarov ‘have always drawn monetary benefit from defending common people’s rights’.

At the end of the 8-page document, Poklonskaya requests that ‘the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People NGO be recognized an extremist organization and banned all over Russia’.