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The so-called administration of Feodosia in the occupied Crimea banned an action to commemorate the victims of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944, according to  one of the organizers of the event, activist Suleiman Kadyrov.

He said that on April 26, an ascent to the Karadag reserve was planned to clean the territory near the monument to the victims of the Deportation.

Kadyrov pointed out that he had submitted an application for an event in which up to 100 people were to participate, but the "administration" of the city demanded an obligatory permission from the Crimean power-controlled Muftiate and the presence of the collaborators’ "Millet" TV channel on it. The organizers stated that such conditions are unacceptable for them.

“Similar events are being banned since 2014. And the "official" events, conducted by the Muftiate, were forcibly formed of state employees and schoolchildren. If we came to monuments to the deported, we were warned about an unauthorized rally. This continues today as well,” Suleiman Kadyrov added.

Reference: May 18, 1944 the deportation of Crimean Tatars began in the Crimea. Soviet power accused the entire nation of cooperation with Nazi Germany during World War II. Thousands of Crimean Tatars were taken to Central Asia. On the road and during the first year of exile, more than 30,000 people died from hunger and disease. Crimean Tatars were allowed to return to their homeland in the Crimea only in 1989.

November 12, 2015 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a decree, which recognized deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as a genocide of the Crimean Tatar people. The investigation into the deportation of the Crimean Tatars was initiated by the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in October 2016.

Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov said that Russia uses its anti-extremist and anti-terrorism legislation in the Crimea to combat dissent, and the international community should reconsider the role of the Russian Federation in the fight against terrorism.

Source: Krym.Realii

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