In occupied Crimea, the Russian authorities refuse regional mejlises to conduct mourning event of the anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars on May 18th, "Krym.Realii" reports.
As the first deputy of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars Nariman Dzhelialov said, some applications for conducting events have already been rejected by the Crimean "authorities".
"We recommend our regional mejlises to hold the events, and in some areas have applied. In particular, in Sudak application has been sent to hold the mourning activities, they were denied. It was the same in Krasnoperekopsk, but there our colleagues went on, they are planning to appeal against the refusal to hold a meeting. In some places we did not apply, we will just gather people to lay flowers to the monuments of Crimean Tatar people, the victims of genocide", – Dzhelialov said.
Also, the first deputy of the Mejlis reported that "authorities" insist on carrying out joint actions.
"In most cases, people refuse, because the authorities, including local, already so discredited themselves, that people do not want to spend this day of mourning next to those who are constantly lying. Officially, the authorities want to carry out some activities, but neither I, nor none of my colleagues, is not going to take part in them", – he said.