Court hearing on ban of Mejlis started in Crimea

Prosecutor requests to acknowledge Mejlis an “extremist organization”
10:53, 3 March 2016

Today, on March 3, in occupied Crimea starts a court hearing on ban of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars, initiated by “prosecutor of Crimea” Natalia Poklonskaya, informed “Krym. Realii” quoting Kurutlai of Crimean Tatars Zair Smedlyayev.

According to Smedlyayev, the district around the court building is surrounded by law enforcement, people are searched and let through metal detectors before they enter the building. “This time they chose a very small court building, let students in to fill the empty seats so that there is practically no audience in the courtroom”, - Smedlyayev stated.

Earlier “prosecutor of Crimea” Natalia Poklonskaya requested to recognize Mejlis an extremist organization.

Related: In February 2014 Crimean Tatars protested occupation of Crimea by Russia

Related: Mejlis ban might mean start of Crimean Tatars Holocaust, - Chubarov

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