The Ombudsman requires the EU to lift the ban Mejlis

Омбудсмен ЕС требует отменить запрет Меджлиса

In the Council of Europe is concerned about the ban of the Mejlis of Russia

Urge Russia to lift the ban in the interests of the protection of human rights and social cohesion on the Peninsula.

The Council of Europe’s Commissioner for human rights Nils muižnieks called for the repeal introduced today by the Supreme court of the Crimea to ban the activities of Mejlis in Russia.

“I am extremely concerned about today’s decision of the Supreme court of the Crimea to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, declaring it extremist organization “, – quotes the statement of the Ombudsman of CE Interfax.

“As the Supreme representative body of the Crimean Tatars, the Mejlis is inextricably linked to their desire to regain its position on the Peninsula after decades of exile in the Soviet era,” – said Muiznieks.

“I urge to lift the ban in the interests of the protection of human rights and social cohesion on the Peninsula,” said the Ombudsman of the Council of Europe.

Earlier, the Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Polonskaya suspended the activities of the Majlis to “prevent violations of the law” of Russia.

On 18 April the Ministry of justice of Russia included the Majlis in the list of organizations whose activities are suspended due to the conduct of extremist activity.

 

The next day the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s office of Crimea initiated criminal proceedings to ban the activities of Mejlis on the Peninsula.

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