Veteran of national movement Zampira Asanova to be commemorated in Simferopol

In Simferopol, the central mosque Kebir-Jami will hold the dua dated to the second death anniversary of a veteran of the national movement Zampira Asanova.

22 January 2016 12:19

The prayer will be held after the traditional Friday namaz (01.00 p.m.). In addition, as last year, at the initiative of Zampiry Asanova’s relatives and the Spiritual Administration of Crimean Muslims January, 22 at 02.30 p.m. the restaurant "Shen" in the city of Simferopol will host the dua (prayer) that will be attended by relatives, friends and associates of the Crimean Tatar veteran.

Zampira Asanova passed away Jan. 16, 2014 at the age of 72 years old after an extended illness. Zampira Asanova’s contribution to the Crimean Tatar national movement cannot be overestimated as she conduced to tackling problems concerning the return and construction of housing for Crimean Tatars, as well as a revival of their cultural and national education.

Zampira Asanova always strived to bring a Crimean Tatar national issue, based on the democratic principles of struggle, to the wider international community. To this end, she participated in the meetings, actions and demonstrations in support of her people. Moreover, jointly with human rights activists Grigorenko P., Sakharov A., Kosterin A., Yakir P. and other well-known dissidents, who spoke in defense of the rights of the Crimean Tatar people, Zampira Asanova was involved in drafting and signing a number of important documents aimed at the restoration of justice. Since the second half of the 1980s and until the end of her life Zampira Asanova continued her public activities in Crimea.