Mejlis and veterans commemorated Zampira Asanova

Yesterday, in the city of Aqmescit (Simferopol) the veterans of national movement jointly with the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people held a dua (prayer) in memory of Zampira Asanova, a veteran of the national movement.

23 January 2016 12:02

The event was attended by the Mejlis members, veterans of the Crimean Tatar national movement and public figures, reported the press service of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

Following the dua, Zevdet Kurtumerov and Erwin Ibrahimov, members of the Executive Committee of the II World Congress of the Crimean Tatars, told those gathered about the work of the World Congress of the Crimean Tatars (WCCT) and the last meeting of the WCCT Executive Board, held in Kherson region, Ukraine Jan 16, 2016.

Zampira Asanova was born April 26, 1941 in the village of Bai Kyyat, the Black Sea region of Crimea. In 1944, her family was deported to Fergana region in Uzbekistan.

After returning to Crimea in the second half of the 1980s, Zampira Asanova continued her public activities in homeland. She took part in tackling problems concerning the return and construction of housing for Crimean Tatars, as well as a revival of their cultural and national education.

Zampira Hanim passed away after an extended illness on Jan. 16, 2014.