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Russian Ministry of Justice officially banned Mejlis in Crimea

April 19, 2016 10:55 0 2439 QirimInfo
The Crimean Tatar representative body is entered in the register of organizations whose activities were suspended because of extremist activities.

On the 18th of April the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people has been entered in the Ministry of Justice register of organizations whose activities were suspended because of extremist activities.

«Today the public association «Mejlis» of Crimean Tatar people was entered in the list of public and religious associations whose activities are suspended in connection with their extremist activity», – it is said in a statement of the press-service, received on Monday.

The activities of the Mejlis were suspended on the 13th of April at the request of Russian prosecutor of Crimea Natalia Poklonska. It is possible to cancel the prosecutor's decision and to resume an activity only under Russian court decision.

Suspension of activities means the prohibition to use the media, to conduct public events, to take part in elections and to use bank deposits, except for the payment of taxes, fees and fines.

At the present time Russian Supreme Court of Crimea entertains Poklonska’s action on the recognition of the Mejlis as an extremist organization and final ban it’s activity in Russia.

The suspension of the Mejlis activities is actually a ban of the organization before the court decision. Thus, the organization is forbidden to use the media, to conduct public events, to take part in elections and to use bank deposits, except for the payment of taxes, fees and fines. Read more about the causes and consequences of the "suspension" here.

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