: :inin Kyiv (EET)

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly human rights chair calls for reversal of court decision banning the Tatar Mejlis in Crimea

WARSAW, 27 April 2016 – A decision Tuesday by the top court in Russian-occupied Crimea to ban the Crimean Tatars’ governing body indicates a new level of stigmatization of the Tatar community and should be reversed, said OSCE Parliamentary Assembly human rights chair Isabel Santos (MP, Portugal) today.

“Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the de facto authorities there have waged a systematic campaign of discrimination against the Tatars, using accusations of ‘extremism’ to justify this repression,” Santos said in a statement. “There is nothing extremist about an ethnic minority advocating for its civil, political and linguistic rights, which is …read more

Source: OSCE

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