‘Members of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars, as well as representatives of regional and local mejlises may face prosecutions. That’s roughly 2,500 people in total. Taking into account the specifics of Russian politics here, repressions might continue indefinitely long. They (the ‘authorities’ of occupied Crimea, - 112 International) will be holding court processes, posing them as cases in the best interests of their own people.’ Zair Smedlyayev, Head of Central Election Committee of Qurultay of Crimean Tatars, said this in his commentary to 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Yesterday, September 29, Mejlis of Crimean Tatars was officially banned by Russia’s Supreme Court, posing this organization as ‘extremist’ one. Ukraine’s Justice Ministry said they’d file the official appeal to the ECHR against Russia for that.