Crimean Tatar activist Nedim Khalilov, who is now held in a special detention center for foreign nationals in the Krasnodar region, went on hunger strike in support of his own demands, according to his statement to the chief management of specialized facility.
November 7, 2016, the Zheleznodorozhny District Court in Simferopol released the decision in the case No. 5-2374 / 2016 to expel me from the Russian Federation, which means my expulsion outside of my homeland Crimea. I have already been held in this facility for 14 days.
1. I demand of my status: a stateless person with an indication in the certificate "nationality - Crimean Tatar"
2. I demand that I be returned to my homeland, Crimea, in the same way I was convoyed here.
3. In support of my claims, today November 21, 2016, I announce a partial hunger strike: consuming only bread and water. In the case of non-fulfillment of my demands, after 3 days, namely November 24, 2016, I will go on complete hunger strike.
November 21, 2016
Nedim Khalilov was deported from Crimea under the decision of the Crimean court. Previously, the coordinator of the "Crimean Tatars Resistance Movement" Nedim Khalilov filed a suit to the Central Court of Simferopol, asking to recognize the actions of the occupation authorities, as well as the President of Russia unlawful and illegal. He asked to give a special status to the Crimean Tatars and recognize them as indigenous people of Crimea. He also demanded conducting the court session on his lawsuit in the Crimean Tatar language. By the way, in his demands Nedim referred to the international law and the laws of the Russian Federation that guide the occupation authorities.