Mejlis: Crimean Tatars are being pursued
The mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people is going to turn to international organizations in response to Refat Chubarov and Mustafa Dzhemilev’s situation, reads a statment my the mejlis, published by Segodnya.
“Gross violations of basic human rights and international norms, trampling of national pride of the whole nation manifest in the manic pursuit of its leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, and now Refat Chubarov are 'justified' with false statements and are nothing but a sign of political reprisals against dissidents whose stance and evaluation of what is happening in the Crimea differ from those of the authorities,” the statement reads.
It also emphasizes that even more cynicism is added by the fact that the actions of the self-proclaimed government of the peninsula are directed against the people for whom the region is their historical homeland.
“The Crimean Tatar Mejlis declares its strong protest against the further escalation of the breach of the Crimean Tatars’ rights, which is manifested in the activities that violate human dignity and fundamental human rights,” reads the document, UNIAN reports.