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UN calls on Russia to lift ban of Crimean Mejlis

The mission recalled that in 2017, UN court stated that the Russian Federation should refrain from restricting the representative bodies of Crimean Tatars, in particular the Mejlis
19:44, 29 September 2019

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The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission called on the Russian Federation to comply with the UN court ruling and lift the Crimean Mejlis ban. This is stated in a message on the UN mission page on Facebook.

“Three years ago, on September 29, 2016, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the decision to ban the Mejlis, which was earlier adopted by the Supreme Court of Crimea. As a result, the Mejlis, the representative body of the Crimean Tatars, still cannot perform its functions, ”the message said.

The mission recalled that in 2017, the UN court stated that the Russian Federation should refrain from restricting the representative bodies of Crimean Tatars, in particular, the Mejlis.

“We urge the Russian Federation to comply with the UN court ruling and lift the Mejlis’s ban,” the report emphasizes.

Related: Head of Crimean Tatar Mejlis urges citizens of peninsula to celebrate New Year at Kyiv time

Earlier, Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars people urged to prevent the representative of Russian Federation from becoming Interpol chief, as Refat Chubarov, Head of the Mejlis, wrote on Facebook.

According to him, if the representative of the Russian Federation is elected Interpol’s Head, the aims and basic principles of this organization will be destroyed.

“As a result, a situation might occur when totalitarian and authoritarian states with the access to all the mechanisms and databases will turn Interpol into another tool of mass suppression of human rights and freedoms,” Chubarov noted.

Reportedly, the elections of the new head of Interpol are scheduled for November 21. Interpol has to re-elect the chairman of the organization after its head Meng Hongwei went missing. Therefore, it was reported that China conducts an investigation on him concerning corruption.

Related: Mejlis urges to amend Ukraine’s Constitution on Crimea’s status

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