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Ukraine accuses Russia in prosecution of 93 Crimean Tatar on political motives

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Ukraine’s Ombudsman, 78 of them serve illegal sentence in the territory of Russia; 15 of them are deprived of the right for freedom of movement
16:55, 18 May 2021

Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova
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Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova accused Russia of the prosecution of 93 Crimean Tatars on political motives as she reported on Telegram.

“93 Crimean Tatars are prosecuted by the Russian Federation on the political motives. 78 of them serve the illegal sentences in the territory of Russia; 15 of them are deprived of the right for freedom of movement as they stay in temporarily occupied Crimea under administrative supervision,” she stated.

Related: New documentary chronicles the plight of Crimean Tatars under Russian occupation

Denisova noted that Crimean Tatar people are forced to “fight for truth and justice, for the right to live in their homeland, speak their language, keep traditions and culture” for the eighth year.

On May 18, Ukraine marks the Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide. In 1944, this day became a tragedy for 238,500 people. On this day, the Soviet regime deported Tatars from the Crimean peninsula deep to the mainland – Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tadzhikistan. Small groups of people were sent to Mari Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, Ural, and Kostroma Oblast in Russia.

Related: How Russia fakes ‘proof’ to imprison Crimean Tatar civic activists and journalists

The deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 became one of the fastest in history: it lasted two days.

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