13 May 2019, 13:06

Activists in Crimea not allowed to hold educational campaign on preservation of Crimean Tatar language

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May 10, on the annexed peninsula, the Crimean Tatar activists were not allowed to hold the planned educational campaign “Bilgi Kervani” (“Knowledge Caravan”).

The aim of the event was to meet with parents of schoolchildren or future schoolchildren so that they would exercise their right to study in the Crimean Tatar language and file a corresponding statement.

The First Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Nariman Dzhelyal told about the situation on Facebook.

The meeting was supposed to be held in one of the local institutions of the Crimean village of Zuya of the Bilohirsk region, but the owner received a call with threats, and he refused to provide the room.

Dzhelal stressed that the activists do not have any claims to the owner, as they themselves have repeatedly encountered a similar situation.

Such an attitude towards the activity of citizens living in the Crimea demonstrates the whole foul situation in which we have been living here for a number of years trying to defend our rights in absolutely legal ways,” he said.

Earlier, QHA media reported that in the Russian-occupied Crimea, school administrations persuade parents of students to refuse studying in the Crimean Tatar language.