SIMFEROPOL (QHA) -

Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people called on Crimean Tatars and other residents of Crimea to assist in paying fines, for those who took part in peaceful action on May 3, when meeting Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev at Crimean-Ukrainian border, reads the statement released on Mejlis’s official web site.

According to head of Mejlis secretary Dilyaver Akiyev, total sum of fines is 850,000 rubles. If the deadline (2 month) is not met, the sum doubles.

All those, who wish to support the participants of peaceful action held May 3, should apply at the following address: Simferopol, Mejlis, Shmidta 2 Street, tel.number  +380955543893- Dilyaver Akiyev, or +380955618390- Emil Mustafaev.

Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people is preparing all the necessary documents to submit to European Court for Human Rights (ECHR).

“No doubts that ECHR will take a decision to protect rights of Crimean Tatars and will obligate Crimean authorities to refund the material and moral losses, still it needs time. As for fines, they should be paid today”- reads the statement.

To recall, Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev was banned entry Crimea for 5 years. On May 3, Crimean Tatars headed to Crimean-Ukrainian checkpoint, to meet the leader at the border.

The move was seen as illegal by Crimean authorities so all the participants of the action were forced to pay fines.

QHA