Crimea’s occupation authorities want to pass the property of Crimean Tatar Mejlis to the Russia-controlled Spiritual Council of Muslims of Crimea, as the so-called 'head' of the peninsula Sergei Aksyonov said, KrymRealii reports.
Earlier, such initiative was announced at the Assembly of the Crimean Muslims summoned by the Russian Spiritual Council of Muslims of Crimea on October 27. The list of the properties was not disclosed.
At the same time, Aksyonov stated that “the initialization” is not being conducted in Crimea. Yet, “relevant measures should be taken” concerning the property of Crimean Tatar Mejlis, he said.
Since the annexation of Crimea in spring 2014, Russia-backed authorities have been persecuting many members of the Crimean Tatar people, the indigenous people of Crimea. The Ukrainian government and international organizations, particularly the OSCE expressed grave concerns over the human rights violations in the occupied Crimea.