In the occupied Dzhankoy, five activists of the Crimean Tatar national movement are summoned to the police for explanations regarding the laying of flowers on May 18, 2017, the activist Nariman Dzhelalov informed on Facebook.
According to information available, the police will forward the initiated cases to the court, which, most likely, will charge five Crimeans with fines for an unauthorized event.
"A month later the Crimean authorities decided to punish the Crimean Tatars for sorrow and laying flowers at the monument to the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people. Without power. With the people.
In Dzhankoy five activists of the national movement are summoned to the police for explanations as for laying flowers on May 18, 2017.
According to available information, the police will refer cases to the court, which is likely to order five activists to pay fines for an unauthorized event.
The point is that on May 18, the Crimean Tatars in Dzhankoy honored the memory of those relatives and compatriots deceased in deportation of ... without representatives of the authorities.
It is noteworthy that such independent actions took place in all districts of the Crimea, but it was the Dzhankoy security forces who decided to stand out... a month later," Nariman Dzhelalov wrote.
Reference: May 18, 1944, deportation of Crimean Tatars began in the Crimea. Soviet power accused the whole nation of cooperation with Nazi Germany during World War II. Thousands of Crimean Tatars were taken to Central Asia. During the trip and 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.
During all three years of occupation, Russian authorities in the Crimea create various obstacles to Crimean Tatars on the day of commemoration of the victims of deportation. In particular, this year in many cities of Crimea, holding rallies was not allowed, and those Crimean Tatars who alone took to the streets with Crimean Tatar flags were detained by law enforcement.
In particular, on May 30 the court of the occupied Bakhchysarai held a session on administrative process against Ametkhan Yusupov, who was detained on May 18 for the Crimean Tatar flag, which was on his car. As a result, Yunusov was fined 10 thousand rubles.
On May 18, the free territory of Ukraine honored the memory of the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide. This year the President of Ukraine, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, people's deputies appealed to the Crimean Tatars with the words of support. In different cities of Ukraine rallies as well as cultural and educational events were held in memory of the victims of deportation, in which not only Crimean Tatars, but also Ukrainians and representatives of other ethnic groups inhabiting Ukraine took part.