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Ukraine asks international community to put pressure on Russia due to detention of Crimean Tatars in Moscow

Foreign Ministry protested against the illegal detention of 45 citizens who gathered near Russia's Supreme Court building, supporting their compatriots in occupied Crimea
22:47, 11 July 2019

Europa Press

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry protests against mass detention of Crimean Tatars in Moscow. The Ukrainian authority to impose the pressure on Russia in order to stop prosecutions of Crimean Tatars; the press office of the Ministry released the respective statement on late July 11.

The authority decisively condemned the illegal detention of 45 Crimean Tatars who gathered near Russia's Supreme Court building, supporting their compatriots in the occupied Crimea who were found guilty under trumped-up charges with "acting within the terrorist organization", Hizb-Ut Tahrir. 

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According to the Ministry, the breakdown of the rally near the Kremlin on July 10 and the detention of protesters on July 11 once again showed the unchanged nature of Russia's oppressive policy against Crimean Tatars, which is aimed at driving the Crimean Tatar people out of the temporarily occupied peninsula". 

About 50 Crimean Tatars were detained in Moscow, just because they came to a rally to support their compatriots in the annexed Crimea. The Russian police checked the IDs of protesters and detained them. Last December, four Crimean Tatars were detained within the trumped-up case of Hizb-Ut Tahrir in Crimea. This organization is banned in Russia. Russian law enforcers persecute those suspected as its members since the occupation of Crimea in 2014.

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