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93 Crimean Tatars persecuted in Crimea for political reasons, - Ombudsman

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to her, thousands of Tatars were forced to leave the peninsula due to the actions of the "authorities" of the annexed Crimea
14:00, 20 July 2021

Lyudmyla Denisova Facebook

In Crimea, 93 Crimean Tatars continue to be persecuted for political reasons. At the same time, thousands of Tatars were forced to leave the peninsula due to the actions of the "authorities" of the annexed peninsula. This was announced by the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova on her Facebook page.

According to her, 78 Tatars are now serving illegal sentences on the territory of the Russian Federation: 36 of them have already been convicted, 42 are under investigation.

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"Thousands of Crimean Tatars were forced to leave the peninsula because of the actions of the occupying country. 93 Crimean Tatars are persecuted by the Russian Federation for political reasons. Of these, 78 are serving illegal sentences in the occupying country: 36 of them have already been convicted, 42 are under investigation," she noted.

As we reported earlier, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted the resolution that recognized the prosecution of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea as MP Oleksiy Honcharenko reported on Telegram.

“The PACE adopted severe resolution “Violation of human rights committed against Crimean Tatars in Crimea,” Honcharenko wrote. 

It is noted that 73 PACE lawmakers supported the resolution; while 13 stood against it and two more abstained.

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