At the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting coordinator of the NGO CrimeaSOS Tamila Tasheva gave a presentation on the situation of the Crimean Tatars in Crimea. It was said about the persecution of the indigenous people on the occupied peninsula and, in particular, about the criminal cases opened against political figures and activists.
"After establishing the control Russia began to create the conditions for the displacement of the Crimean Tatars from Crimea. So, from the first days of military intervention killings, enforced disappearances, and intimidation of the Crimean Tatar population began... In April 2016 the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people was recognized as an extremist organization. The leaders of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov denied entry to the territory of Crimea, in respect of two Deputy Heads of the Mejlis, who are located in Crimea, criminal cases are opened", — Tasheva said.
In addition, Tasheva mentioned the criminal cases against the Crimean Muslims, abduction and murder of Reshat Ametov and several other disappearances. Also the Сhairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov commented the situation in Crimea.
"Incitement to intolerance, hostility and hatred in the XXI century, preceded and then accompanied by military conflicts, makes them immensely destructive and catastrophic. Aggressor State pays special attention to the manipulation of consciousness as of its own population and of the international community with a view to its disintegration. Simply put, some contries, exercising the terror, violence and armed seizure of foreign territories in an open and cynical form, at the same time position themselves as peacemakers in international area", — QHA quotes the words of Chubarov .
The Russian side in the issue of the Crimea was represented by Deputy Mufti of Muslims of Crimea Ayder Ismailov. He did not say anything in his speech about the persecution of the Crimean Tatars and Muslims.