The Majlis submitted a complaint to the ECHR on Russia

Меджлис подал жалобу в ЕСПЧ на Россию

The court is about three thousand complaints related to the events in the Crimea and the Donbass.

The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people filed a complaint to the European court of human rights (ECHR). The complaint was filed due to the fact that the authorities of the Russian Federation included the Majlis in the list of extremist organizations and banned its activities, the human rights center memorial.

It is noted that the Majlis in the ECHR represent the human rights center memorial, the European centre for the protection of human rights and the Ukrainian Helsinki group for human rights.

In the ECHR, the Majlis has indicated that his inclusion in the list of extremist organizations and the termination of its activities violate article 11 (freedom of Assembly and Association) of the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

It is also noted that members of the Majlis of being persecuted due to their political stance, in violation of article 18 (limitation on use of restrictions on rights).

The Majlis also complained that the Russian courts will not recognize his status as a representative body of the indigenous Crimean people, thereby violating article 14 (prohibition of discrimination).

The members of the Majlis also argue that they were deprived of the right to a fair trial and that they could not assume that their activities will violate the anti-extremist legislation.

To date, consideration of the ECHR is about three thousand individual complaints related to the events in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.

As reported Корреспондент.neton 29 September 2016, the Supreme court finally banned the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people as an extremist organization in Russia.

After the adoption of the prohibition, under threat of imprisonment fell to 3 thousand members of the Majlis. Participation in this organization faces 2 to 6 years of imprisonment, and the actions that may qualify as “organization of the activities prohibited in the Russian Federation” – from 6 to 10 years.