UN “deeply concerned” over ban of Mejlis by Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights came up with press release remembering the anniversary of USSR-perpetrated deportation of Crimean Tatars
17:52, 17 May 2016

“Over the past two years, we have documented increasing persecution of Crimean Tatars. Members of the Mejlis, the representative body of the Crimean Tatar minority community, and their supporters have been intimidated, harassed and jailed, often on dubious charges. We are deeply concerned by the ban imposed on the Mejlis by the so-called ‘supreme court’ of Crimea on 26 April. We fear that the designation of the Mejlis as an extremist organization by the (Crimean) ‘court’ will leave Crimean Tatars even more exposed to human rights violations and collective punishment”, reads the note at the website of the Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

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