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September 24 — September 30 News Digest

September 30, 2016 11:52 0 3993 QirimInfo
Supreme Court of Russia confirmed ban of Mejlis, UN report noted deteriorating situation in occupied Crimea, searches of Crimean Tatars in Crimea and more.

Russian prosecutor's office appealed verdict involved in «Hizb ut-Tahrir» case

September 26. The public prosecutor of "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case appealed the decision of the court in respect of Ruslan Zeytullaev. The prosecution demanded for Ruslan Zeytullaev imprisonment of 17 years, but a Russian court sentenced him to 7 years in prison.


At OSCE forum, activists spoke about persecution of Crimean Tatars in Crimea

September 26. 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.


Children of Crimean political prisoner Emir Usein Kuku forced to testify against their father

September 27. In Crimea the children of political prisoner Emir Usein Kuku are under pressure to testify against their father. The person, who introduced himself as the employee of the FSB, has come to school to the children of the arrested, and talked about how bad their father is, and that he will sit for a long time in prison. The lawyer demanded bringing enforcer to justice, and after that Child Services started checking the poor exercise of parental responsibility by Emir Usein.


UN report noted deteriorating situation in occupied Crimea

September 27. The report of the Monitoring Mission of the United Nations on human rights in Ukraine noted the deteriorating of the situation in occupied Crimea. Discussion of the report took place during the United Nations meeting on September 27. The document notes that people continue to be subjected to interrogation and persecution by law enforcement authorities for expressing their views.


In Crimea Mejlis members fined for participating in meeting

September 28. A member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ali Khamzin is imposed a fine for participating in the meeting of the public association in respect of which the decision to suspend its activities was made. Court of the imposion a fine took place after interrogation in the center "E" regarding the recent suspension of the membership of the Mejlis of persons cooperating with the occupation authorities of the peninsula.

Also the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov was fined for the same reason.


Supreme Court of Russia confirmed ban of Mejlis

September 29. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dismissed the defense's appeal and confirmed the recognition of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people extremist organization. 

Interests of the Mejlis in the Supreme Court were represented by lawyers of the Russian human rights center "Memorial" Kirill Koroteev and Marina Agaltsova. Koroteev noted that Mejlis is not a public organization under Russian law, as it is the representative body of the Crimean Tatars, whose activities are governed by international law and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Searches in Crimea

September 29. In Crimea, the FSB conducted a search of the Crimean Tatar, whose sons are fighting in the ATO. Russian security forces conducted a search in the apartment of Dilara Misiratova, after which she was detained in the department for several hours. Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar people, does not exclude the possibility that a woman is under pressure because of her pro-Ukrainian position.

Besides of that, on September 28 relatives of the Deputy Coordinator of the Civil blockade of Crimea Izet Gdanov were searched.

Besides of that, on September 30 another six members of the Mejlis were sentenced to fines for their participation in the meeting of the Mejlis.

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