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Banning Mejlis is grave attack on Crimean Tatars’ rights, – EU

April 27, 2016 12:54 0 2256 QirimInfo
Council of Europe calls for immediate cancellation of the decision by «Supreme Court of Crimea».

The European Union states, that the decision to ban the activities of the Mejlis by the “Supreme Court of Crimea" is a serious attack on the rights of the Crimean Tatars. It is said in the statement of the European Union representative, published by the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.

"This decision, including the persecution of persons belonging to minorities, causes very negative further escalation of the human rights situation on the Crimean peninsula since its illegal annexation by Russia in 2014. Full compliance with international standards of human rights sphere and other obligations under international law, especially, in this case, on the Crimean Tatar community, must be ensured without delay", — it is said in a statement.

In turn, the Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland expresses the need for reversing the decision by the "Supreme Court of Crimea".

"The report, submitted to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, notes, that the recognition of the Mejlis as an extremist organization will increase the risk of further alienation of the Crimean Tatar community significantly and its isolation from the rest of the population on the peninsula", — "Interfax" quotes its words. "In this regard, I urge the relevant authorities to assume the appropriate measures to change this decision quickly", — he added.

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