KYIV (QHA) -

After a final ban on the Crimean Tatar Mejlis by occupants, the repression against its members will increase in the annexed Crimea, an activist of the Crimean Tatar national movement Sinaver Kadyrov told a QHA correspondent.

“We expect a new wave of repression related to the fact that on September29, we are sure, the decision to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people will come into force (the appeal hearing is scheduled on this date - Ed.), since they consider it "an extremist organization, " However, the Mejlis is a structure consisting of thousands of people. Therefore, we expect new repression against the Qurultai delegates, members of the regional and local Mejlises, as well as the Crimean Tatar Mejlis,” said Kadyrov.

It should be noted that the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is to consider the appeal against the decision of the so-called Supreme Court of the Crimea to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people on September 29, 2016.

On April 26, the so-called Supreme Court of the Crimea banned the Mejlis in the territory of the annexed peninsula.

Ukraine intends to challenge the decision of the Russian Federation to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in the European Court of Human Rights.

QHA