18 May 2019, 12:05

List of officials oppressing residents in Crimea to be forwarded to Canada - Dzhemilev

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Ukraine will forward a list of Russian servicemen involved in human rights abuses in the annexed Crimea to Canada.

The leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev made a corresponding statement, as cited by Ukrinform.

According to Dzhemilev, the names of these people will be included in the sanction list, which will include “prosecutors”, “judges” and all those involved in the harassment of the inhabitants of Crimea.

We already have a list of persons. The Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, which is currently based in Kyiv, collects all the materials, so we can forward this list.

Mustafa Dzhemilev together with the Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chigoz arrived in Edmonton and will hold a series of meetings with the local leadership and the Ukrainian community.

QHA media reported that the Crimean Tatar flag will be raised in the city of Edmonton in memory of the victims of the deportation in 1944. Under the law of Canada, only official flags are permitted to be raised by official institutions, but the Ontario Parliament voted to make an exception.

Thus, the tradition emerged to raise the Crimean Tatar flag every year in various cities and provinces of Canada on the day of Memory and grief for those who perished during the deportation of 1944 and in support of today’s resistance to the Russian occupation of the Crimea.