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48 Crimean Tatars illegally jailed for political reasons in annexed Crimea
13:24, 3 October 2017
48 Crimean Tatars illegally jailed for political reasons in annexed Crimea

MPs raised the sheets of papers with the names of the political prisoners

13:24, 3 October 2017

112 Agency

48 Crimean Tatars jailed for the political reasons in annexed Crimea. Chairman of Crimean Tatars Mejlis, MP Refat Chubarov claimed this at the morning plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada on October 3 broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

‘Dear colleagues, the real war of all citizens of Ukraine whose surnames you can see in front of you lies in the fact that all of them keep faith to Ukraine, love Crimea and do not accept the occupants. The majority of the population of Crimea expects the decisive actions from the Ukrainian state and the international community that will aim for the early de-occupation of Crimea. And we, the Ukrainian parliamentarians, Ukrainian state, Ukrainian people should exert every effort to return Crimea. You have the names of 48 political prisoners of Crimea at your workplaces. I would like to ask you to take them in your hands and stand up, show the respect’, Chubarov urged.

Related: FSB detained "wanted" Ukrainian in occupied Crimea

The MPs stood up with the sheets of papers with the names of the political prisoners at his request.

According to Chubarov, the situation with human rights sharply deteriorated.

Related: PACE strongly condemns sentence for Deputy Chairman of Crimean Tatar Mejlis

‘Crimean Tatar activist Ruslan Zeitullayev was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment on July 27. Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Balukha was sentenced to 3.7 years at the penal establishment on August 4. Deputy Chairman of Crimean Tatar Mejlis Akhtem Chiygoz got eight years of imprisonment on September 11. Well-known Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena was convicted for 2.5 years of the conditional sentence with a ban for any public activity on September 22. Deputy Chairman of Crimean Tatar Mejlis Ilmi Umerov who suffers from Parkinson disease was sentenced to two years at the penal establishment and ban for any public activity on September 27’, the MP reminded.

He noted that only recently four Crimean Tatars Taliat Abdurakhmanov, Renat Suleimanov, Arsen Kubedinov and Seiran Mustafaev were detained. They are accused of the membership in the religious and extremist organization.

Related: Situation with human rights in Crimea deteriorated after occupation by Russia, - UN

The security officials raided the house of 64-years old citizen of Melnychne village Taliat Abdurakhmanov as Crimea.Realities reported. People in balaclavas came to his house and took him away supposedly in Simferopol.

Advocate Edem Semedliaev reported at Facebook about three detentions of Crimean Tatars and stated their names: Renat Suleimanov, Arsen Kubedinov and Seiran Mustafiev.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry demands from Russia to stop the discrimination of the Crimean Tatars at the occupied peninsula.

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