Poklonskaya lies about no ethnic harassment in Crimea

The so-called Crimean Prosecutor’s Office claims the facts registered by the international human rights organizations are nothing but a speculation.

26 March 2016 15:29

In an interview with the Russian newspaper, published on the official Poklonskay's page on Facebook, the "Crimea's Prosecutor" confused reality with her fantasy.

- All nations live in peace and harmony in Crimea: Greeks, Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians and Russians. Mosques and Orthodox churches also coexist peacefully. There are no problems, but only speculators who try to artificially create some problems, hype them and say there are oppressions on the ground of a national origin. But there are none, she said.

Poklonskaya added that the issues of interethnic relations and combating “terrorism” remain acute in annexed Crimea.

- There are no problems with interethnic relations in Crimea. More than 125 nationalities peacefully live on the peninsula. Some speculators, who are outside of Crimea, try to take up a topic of the alleged inter-ethnic conflict and the use it for their own geopolitical and other purposes.

The international observers have registered in Crimea the numerous examples of human rights violations, lack of freedom of speech and expression, as well as surveillance and pressure on everyone who disagrees with the current occupation regime.

A recent example - an unprecedented wave of repressions on ethnic and religious grounds in February and March 2016: mass searches, followed by Crimean Tatars being detained.

So, February 11, 2016, 12 houses of the Crimean residents were searched. In 2014, 8 Muslims were convicted of involvement in the organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir" and have been placed on remand in prison in the city of Simferopol.

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