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Oct 17, 2017

Crimean Tatar: Mass Detention Following One-Person Protests Across Crimea.

Below is an article published by RFERL Dozens of people have been detained in the Russia-occupied Ukrainian region of Crimea for demonstrating in defense of Crimean Tatars. Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov said on October 14 that more than 100 people had staged one-person protests across Crimea earlier in the day and that at least 34 had been detained, even though one-person protests do not require advance...

Oct 17, 2017

Crimean Tatar: Mass Detention Following One-Person...

Photo Courtesy of Crimean Solidarity Public Association On 14 October 2017 up to 49 people were detained following one-person protests staged against the ongoing suppression of Crimean Tatars. Olha Skripnik,...

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Oct 05, 2017

Crimean Tatars: US Compels Russia to Set Tatar...

Below is an article by Radio Free Europe: The United States has called on "Russian occupation" authorities in Crimea to release prominent Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov and vacate his conviction for separatism. The...

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Oct 02, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Ilmi Umerov Sentenced to Two Years...

The article below was published by: RadioFreeEurope A court in Russian-occupied Crimea has convicted prominent Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov of separatism after a trial Human Rights Watch called "ruthless...

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Sep 26, 2017

Crimean Tatars: UN Report Documents Human Rights...

Below is an article published by BBC Russia is committing "grave human rights violations" in Crimea, according to a report by the United Nations. The UN human rights agency says it has documented arbitrary...

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Sep 12, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Community Leader Sentenced to...

  The article below was published by Reuters:  A man who led protests against Russia’s plans to annex Crimea from Ukraine was jailed for eight years in the disputed territory on Monday...

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Aug 22, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Simferopol Inhabitant Freed after...

  The article below was published by KHPG: Server Karametov, the frail, seriously ill, and courageous pensioner whom a court in Russian-occupied Crimea jailed for peaceful protest, was released...

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Aug 21, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Despite International Condemnation,...

Below is an article published by KyivPost: Not all Ukrainians will be able to openly celebrate Independence Day on Aug. 24. After three years of Russian occupation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula,...

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Aug 10, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Political Prisoner's Verdict...

  The articles below were published by Interfax-Ukraine and The Kyiv Post:   The verdict to the deputy chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Akhtem Chiygoz, who was illegally...

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Jul 19, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Leading Activist to be Under Police...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty A leading Tatar activist will remain under police supervision for eight years after his expected release from prison later this year. In...

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Jun 30, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Activist Ahtem Chyigoz’s Pre-Verdict...

  The article below was published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:    A court in Russia-controlled Crimea has prolonged the pre-verdict detention of Crimean Tatar activist Ahtem Chiygoz,...

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Jun 01, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Representational Offices in World...

  This article has been published by the Crimean News Agency: May 29 [2017], at the international conference “Crimean Tatars Three Years after the Occupation of the Crimea ...”,...

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May 19, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Candles Lit in Berlin in Memory...

  Find below an article published by Ukrinform.net  The action to commemorate the anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people was held at the Potsdamer Platz in the center of...

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May 09, 2017

Timeline: Escalation of The Crisis in Crimea

01 September 2017: Crimean Tatar journalist, Mykola Semena, has seen his trial adjourned after the first hearing in weeks (on 31 August). This marks little progress toward a resolution of Semena’s...

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Apr 21, 2017

Crimean Tatars: UN Court Reiterates Condemnation...

Below is an article by EUROMAIDAN PRESS: In line with our readers’ predictions, the UN International Court of Justice has recognized its prima facie jurisdiction in the case of Ukraine against Russia,...

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Apr 20, 2017

UNPO Condemns Russian Decision to Hold Next Presidential...

Below is a press release published by RFE/RL:   Russia is preparing to move the date of the 2018 election that is expected to hand President Vladimir Putin a new term from March 11 to March 18 --...

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Apr 14, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Russia Includes Ukrainian Citizen...

  Below is an article published by KHPG: Suleiman Kadyrov has become the latest Ukrainian to be added to Russia’s ‘List of Terrorists and Extremists’ for openly calling Crimea...

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Mar 30, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Compulsory Hospitalisation Used...

    Below is an article published by The Guardian:   Lawyers and human rights activists say Russian authorities in Crimea are increasingly imprisoning human rights activists in psychiatric...

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Mar 24, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis...

Below is an article published by RFE/RL: A Crimean Tatar leader who has criticized Russia's seizure of the Black Sea peninsula appears likely to face trial soon on what he says are spurious charges of...

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Mar 20, 2017

Crimean Tatars: USA and European Parliament Condemn...

“Crimea is a part of Ukraine. The United States again condemns the Russian occupation of Crimea and calls for its immediate end,” said acting US State Department spokesman Mark Toner in a statement...

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Mar 08, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Traditional Dress Tells Story...

Below is an article published by Vogue: Four women pose in thick caftans and embroidered fezzes with turquoise ornaments dangling from their inky black hair in a studio in Kiev, Ukraine. The women are...

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Mar 03, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Commending Octogenarian Woman...

  The article below was published by the Ukrainian Weekly: A nation and those who care about it should know its heroes, and for Crimean Tatars, one of the greatest is Ayshe Seitmuratova, the only...

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Mar 01, 2017

EU Sets Human Rights Priorities for 2017

This year, the Council of the EU promises to engage in facilitating the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives in meetings of relevant UN bodies. This certainly underpins the work that...

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Feb 28, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Society for Threatened Peoples...

The article below was published by Society for Threatened Peoples: Three years after the Russian annexation of Crimea, the approximately 280,000 Crimean Tatars living on the peninsula are still suffering...

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Feb 22, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Mass Detention Caused by an Old...

Below is an article published by The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group: Another Crimean Tatar has been charged in Russian-occupied Crimea over an innocuous social network post from 2014, with 10 other...

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Feb 17, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Dzhemilev Fears Russian Occupation...

Below is an article published by EurActiv: Mustafa Dzhemilew is the former chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People and has been a member of the Ukrainian Parliament since 1998. He is the leader...

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Feb 15, 2017

Crimean Tatars: White House Wants Russia to Return...

  The following article was published by RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty:   The White House has said that President Donald Trump fully expects Russia to return control of Crimea to Ukraine. Spokesman...

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Feb 14, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Eastern Partnership Civil Society...

  Below is the statement published by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum: The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum expresses its deep concern with regard to...

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Jan 27, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Ilmi Umerov’s Lawyer Detained...

  The following article was published by Daily Sabah:   Russian authorities in annexed Crimea detained on Thursday a Tatar lawyer for allegedly spreading "extremist propaganda", activists...

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Jan 25, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Activist Ilmi Umerov to Face Renewed...

Below is an article published by QHA: On Friday, January 27 [2017], Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov will be charged in a new version. Presumably, the linguistic...

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Jan 19, 2017

HRW World Report 2017 Reminds Global Community...

According to the World Report’s emphasis, the most egregious human rights violations against indigenous populations in 2016 can be seen in the crackdowns on Oromo in Ethiopia, the lingering human...

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Jan 17, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Ukraine Sues Russia at International...

  The following article was published by RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty: Ukraine has sued Russia at the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, accusing Moscow of acts of "terrorism"...

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Jan 04, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Moscow Adds Those Opposing Annexation...

The article below was published by Human Rights in Ukraine: Russia has added Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Ilmi Umerov to its notoriously long list of so-called ‘Terrorists and Extremists’ for...

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Dec 15, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Amnesty International Roundly...

Below is a press release by Amnesty International UK: ‘The cases documented in this report demonstrate the ruthlessness of the Russian authorities in brooking absolutely no dissent to their rule...

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Dec 13, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Ahtem Ciygoz’s Pre-Trial Detention...

Below is an article published by Radio free Europe/Radio Liberty: A court in Russian-controlled Crimea has prolonged pre-trial detention for jailed Crimean Tatar activist Ahtem Ciygoz for another three...

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Dec 10, 2016

Democracy and Rule of Law Are Human Rights

  On international Human Rights Day, UNPO reiterates its commitment to the promotion of democracy, rule of law, and human rights everywhere. The first United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy...

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Dec 08, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Mustafa Dhzemilev Warns EP of...

  Below is an article published by the Kyiv Post: Leader of the Crimean Tatar people MP Mustafa Dhzemilev has said in the European Parliament that Russia has brought nuclear weapons to the occupied...

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Nov 21, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Plight of Community Highlighted...

  The article below is courtesy of Ukr Inform: The delegation of Ukraine led by First Deputy Information Policy Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar is paying visit to Tallinn, where the delegation...

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Nov 10, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Activist Khalilov Deported from...

The article below is courtesy of Human Rights in Ukraine: Nedim Khalilov, a Crimean Tatar activist who in February 2016 filed a civil suit asking for the actions of the occupation regime and Russian President...

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Nov 04, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Children are the Silent Victims...

  The following article was published by the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group:   While it is Russia’s imprisonment of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem...

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Oct 31, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Disagreement Over Sakharov Prize...

  Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe:   The European Parliament has awarded its Sakharov Prize For Freedom Of Thought to two Yazidi survivors of sexual enslavement and other...

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Oct 27, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Refusing to Give False Testimony...

Below is an article published by the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group: Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermendzhy are paying a high price in Russian-occupied Crimea for their commitment to Ukraine’s...

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Oct 18, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Lawyer May Face Criminal Charges...

The article below was published by Sobytiya: Russian lawyer Nicholay Polozov, who defended Nadezhda Savchenko, and now is a lawyer of Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar people Mejlis Ahtem Çiygoz,...

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Oct 13, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Arrests by Russia-Installed Security...

Below an article published by RadioFreeEurope Several Crimean Tatars have been detained in Ukraine's occupied Crimea region after Russian-installed security forces searched their houses in several villages. Crimean...

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Sep 30, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Ukraine Expresses Solidarity as...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has protested a ruling by Russia's Supreme Court that upheld a ban on the Mejlis, the self-governing...

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Sep 28, 2016

Crimean Tatars: EU Condemns Human Rights Violations...

  Below is a statement by the European Union for the United Nations Human Rights Council: UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 33rd session Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner oral...

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Sep 22, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Ukraine Highlights Severe Repressions...

The statement below is courtesy of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs   The Ukrainian delegation took the floor to once again draw attention to the illegal and inhuman actions by the Russian...

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Sep 16, 2016

UNPO Members Ilham Tohti and Mustafa Dzhemilev...

Ilham Tohti: Scholar, Advocate, Pacifist Tohti, a Professor of Economics at Minzu University in Beijing, has been critical of state policies regarding Han Chinese settlement in East Turkestan, officially...

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Sep 15, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Mustafa Dzhemilev Nominated for...

  The article below was published in Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty: The European Parliament's largest political bloc will nominate Crimean Tatar politician Mustafa Dzhemilev for the 2016 Sakharov...

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Sep 13, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Umerov’s Psychiatric Internment...

The article below is published by Ukrinform Putting Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov into a psychiatric hospital by the Russian-occupied forced must be recognized...

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Sep 08, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Activist Ilmi Umerov Released...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe: A noted Crimean Tatar activist has been released from a psychiatric hospital in Russia-occupied Crimea. Ilmi Umerov, the former deputy chairman of the...

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Sep 06, 2016

Crimean Tatars: International Media Groups Condemn...

The article below is published by Radio Free Europe: International media groups have intensified efforts to support Mykola Semena, a Crimean journalist and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio...

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Sep 01, 2016

Crimean Tatars: UK Embassy in Kiev Stands in Solidarity...

  Below is a statement published by Ukraine Today: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland urges Russia to release a Crimean Tatar leader, Mejlis Deputy Chairman Ilmi Umerov, and...

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Aug 26, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Activist Ilmi Umerov Forced Into...

  Below is an article published by Human Rights Watch:  A Crimean Tatar activist has been involuntarily confined since August 18, 2016, in a psychiatric hospital, Human Rights Watch said today....

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Aug 22, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Turkey Underlines Crimea’s Illegal...

The article below is published by Radio Free Europe  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reassured his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko that Ankara will continue to recognize the Crimean...

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Aug 12, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Former Mejlis Deputy Chairman...

  Below is an article published by: Radio Free Europe  A court in Russia-annexed Crimea has ruled that a noted Crimean Tatar activist, Ilmi Umerov, must be placed in a psychiatric clinic for...

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Aug 10, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign...

  The article below is published by Ukraine Today The Crimean Tatars must be protected from discrimination and persecution of Russian occupation authorities. This is according to the statement of...

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Aug 04, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Community Mourns Those “Disappeared”...

Below is an article published by Euromaidan Press: The World Congress of the Crimean Tatars has declared on 31 July 2016 that 9 people were killed, 15 kidnapped, and 25 detained as political prisoners...

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Jul 28, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Persecution Evidence under Preparation...

  Below is an article published by National News Agency of Ukraine – Ukrinform   Russian lawyer Mark Feygin has stated that he and his colleagues prepare the evidence of persecution of...

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Jul 20, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Leading Russian Human Rights NGO...

Below is an article published by Ukrinform The Human Rights Centre "Memorial " considers the four people who were first arrested in the Crimea in the case of" Hizb ut-Tahrir" Ruslana Zeytullayeva, Ferata...

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Jul 11, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Military Solution Is Not an Option...

Below is an article published by Ukrinform:  NATO is the main hope of Ukraine in connection with Russian aggression in Crimea and Donbas. Ukrainian President’s Commissioner for Crimean...

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Jul 07, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Russia’s Crushing Campaign of...

  Below is an article published by The Telegraph:  The knock on the door came at 7.30am and the brutal interrogation lasted for almost eight hours. After being taken from his home in Crimea...

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Jun 23, 2016

Crimean Tatar: Convicted VP of Mejlis to Be Defended...

Below is an article published by Sobytiya.info Russian lawyer Mark Feygin, who advocated the Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko in Russian courts will defend the Crimean Tatar people Mejlis Vice-Chairman...

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Jun 17, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Chubarov Decries Systematic Militarisation...

  Below is an article published by 1492 News:  According to UNIAN, at a meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council in Kyiv on Wednesday [15 June 2016] Chubarov said: 'Russia has...

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Jun 08, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Community Still in Limbo Following...

Below is an article from published by Voice of America Since the annexation of Crimea, numerous have been arrested for alleged extremism on suspicion of being a member of Hizbut Tahrir, an Islamic organization...

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Jun 02, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Journalist Warned Over ‘Extremist’...

  Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty:   A prominent Tatar journalist says she was warned by Crimean prosecutors over "extremist" views for writing about the...

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May 30, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Mejlis Ban Appeal to be Reviewed...

  Below is an article published by the Russian Legal Information Agency: An appeal against the Crimean Supreme Court’s ruling over ban of Crimean Tatar Majlis has been filed with the Russian...

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May 23, 2016

Crimean Tatars: U.S. Embassy in Ukraine Condemns...

  Below is an article published by the Ukrainian Weekly: Following is a comment on the anniversary of the Soviet deportation of Crimean Tatars that was released on May 18 [2016] by the U.S. Embassy...

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May 18, 2016

Commemoration of 1944 Mass Deportation Begins...

Below is Press Briefing Note by OHCHR:   Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  Rupert Colville Location:     Geneva Date:  17 May 2016 Tomorrow,...

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May 17, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Jamala Wins 2016 Eurovision Song...

  Photo courtesy of The Telegraph. Below is an article published by The Guardian: Ukraine has won the 2016 Eurovision song contest with an entry whose politically charged lyrics have caused tensions...

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May 13, 2016

Crimean Tatars: EP Resolution Rings the Alarm...

  Over two years have passed since the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. The situation in the peninsula has been gradually deteriorating, whilst human rights abuses have been...

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May 10, 2016

Crimea, Kosova and Brittany on Eurovision’s...

  Below is an article published by the Independent: There will be no Welsh dragons waving at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after the official list of banned flags was leaked...

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May 09, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Washington Calls on Russia to...

  Below is an article published by Ukraine Today: Washington has reacted to recent mosque raid which resulted in one hundred people being captured: Russia must immediately cease oppressing and...

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Apr 29, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Mejlis Continues Work in Emergency...

  Below is an article by Interfax, The Mejlis, a self-governing body of the Crimean Tatars, and the Kurultai (the national assembly) from April 2016 has been working in the emergency mode, the...

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Apr 25, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Council of Europe’s Report Criticized...

  Below is an article published by Ukraine and Crimea Today:   The head of the Crimean Tatar people Majlis Refat Chubarov has criticized the Council of Europe’s report on human rights...

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Apr 15, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Russian-Backed Prosecutor Suspends...

  Below is an article published by the Anadolu Agency: A Russia-backed prosecutor in Crimea suspended the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, the region’s supreme executive commission, Wednesday,...

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Apr 13, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Two Years after Russia’s Illegal...

  Photo courtesy of New Eastern Europe. Below is an article published by New Eastern Europe:   An interview with Ayla Bakkalli, the Representative for the Crimean Tatar Mejlis in the United...

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Apr 08, 2016

Crimean Tatars: At Least 22 Missing since Russian...

  Below is an article by Videonews.us At least 22 people have gone missing in Crimea since Russia annexed the Ukrainian territory two years ago, the leader of the peninsula’s Tatar people...

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Apr 05, 2016

Crimean Tatars: 35 Detained in Latest Terror Offensive...

  Below is an article published by the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group:   "They are instilling terror in people, “trying to turn them into slaves afraid of their own shadow, the...

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Apr 04, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Ukraine Calls International Community...

  Photo courtesy of Crimean News Agency (QHA). Below is an article published by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine:   Translated version: People's deputies approved the appeal of the Verkhovna...

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Mar 25, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Minority Rights Group Raises Human...

  Below is an advocacy statement delivered to the 31st Session of the UNHRC, published by Minority Rights Group: MRG is deeply concerned about the growing number and scope of human rights violations...

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Mar 17, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Proposed National Status for ...

  Below is an article published by Interfax-Ukrane:   Ukrainian MP Heorhiy Lohvynsky (People's Front Party faction) has proposed providing the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People with national...

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Mar 09, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Repression to Escalate Should...

  Below is an article published by Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group:   According to veteran Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemiliev, for all the repressive nature of the Soviet regime,...

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Mar 03, 2016

CRIMEAN TATAR: Ukrainian Information Policy Ministry...

Article taken by: Interfax Ukraine   The Information Policy Ministry of Ukraine on Tuesday sent a letter to Sweden's SES ASTRA AB regarding the postponement of the terms to pay debt liabilities...

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Mar 01, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Newborn Babies Getting Military...

  Below is an article by Radio Free Europe,   Welcome to the world, kid -- and don't forget to report for duty in 16 years. Three newborn babies were presented with military draft notices...

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Feb 17, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Resistance to Russian Rule Co...

  Below is an article published by ABC News   Elnara Asanova lives alone with her four small children because her husband, an ethnic Tatar, is in jail. Last April, when she was seven months...

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Feb 10, 2016

Crimean Tatars: The Power of Lyrics

This article was published by Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty. KYIV -- The leading contender to represent Ukraine in this year's Eurovision song contest is a 32-year-old Crimean Tatar with a heart-rending...

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Feb 05, 2016

Crimean Tatars: MEPs Condemn Unprecedented Human...

  Below is an article by Radio Free Europe,   The European Parliament in Strasbourg has overwhelmingly adopted a resolution condemning Russia for its treatment of the Crimean Tatar population...

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Feb 05, 2016

EP Adopts Resolution on Human Rights Violations...

Following the political unrest in Kiev in November 2013 and the ensuing invasion and annexation of the peninsula by Russia in early 2014, the minority Crimean Tatar community was left exposed to Russian...

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Feb 04, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Mass Raids Conducted on Local...

  Photo taken from Українська правда Below is consolidation of two articles published by UkrainianCrisis.net...

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Feb 01, 2016

Crimean Tatars: CoE to Send Delegation to Investigate...

  Photo courtesy of AFP Below is an article by: Radio Free Europe Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland has announced he is sending a delegation to Crimea to assess the human...

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Jan 28, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Russian Opposition Leader Promises...

  Below two articles published by UA Today and Interfax.com: Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in March 2014, will be eventually returned to Ukraine. These were the words of...

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Jan 26, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Ukraine to File Lawsuit over Annexation...

  Below is an article published by Interfax: Within the next two weeks, Ukraine will submit lawsuits to international courts in connection with the annexation of Crimea by Russia, Ukrainian President...

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Jan 20, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Renowned Journalist and Blogger...

  Below is an article by KHPG   Zair Akadyrov, a well-known Crimean Tatar journalist and blogger, was detained on Friday [15 January 2016] morning by officials from the so-called ‘Centre...

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Jan 08, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Event at the UN Discusses Human...

The human rights situation in Crimea is “dire” and will continue to deteriorate unless there is immediate action, was the urgent message of a series of programs in New York featuring international...

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Jan 04, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Celebrating the New Year with...

  Below is an article by Radio Free Europe:   As Crimea struggles with its second power outage in just over a month, the peninsula's Russian-backed authorities have issued power-saving recommendations...

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Dec 18, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Ukraine to Suspend Trade with...

In the latest escalation in tensions between Ukraine and Russia over Crimea, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Wednesday Kiev will suspend trade to the peninsula starting in 30 days, local...

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Dec 03, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Between Repression and Wish to...

Below is an article published by Vice News: Rustem Skibin speaks like a man who has the weight of an entire culture resting on his shoulders. In his small workspace in Kiev's artistic but slightly dilapidated...

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Nov 30, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Activists Name Conditions for...

Below is an article published by Ukraine Today MP Mustafa Dzhemilev: The release of captive Crimean Tatars among most important demands Crimeans Tatars have named the conditions for restoring power...

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Nov 16, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Community Leaders Meet with EU...

National leader of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev along with the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov have met with the EU High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and...

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Nov 13, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Ukrainian Parliament Recognizes...

Mass deportation of Crimean Tatars from their homeland in 1944 was genocide. That is according to a resolution of the Ukrainian parliament, which was supported on Thursday [12 November 2015] by 245 MPs...

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Oct 14, 2015

Crimean Tatars: False Charges Used to Oppress...

Eskender Nebiyev, a cameraman for the independent Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR, has been taken into custody again on absurd charges relating to a pre-annexation demonstration in Crimea on Feb 26, 2014....

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Oct 05, 2015

Crimean Tatars: CoE Parliamentary Assembly Discusses...

The issue of occupied Crimea was brought to attention at Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe current session in Strasbourg late Wednesday. According to Ukraine's delegation head - the Ukrainian...

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Oct 05, 2015

Crimean Tatars: CoE Parliamentary Assembly Discusses...

The issue of occupied Crimea was brought to attention at Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe current session in Strasbourg late Wednesday. According to Ukraine's delegation head - the Ukrainian...

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Sep 25, 2015

Crimean Tatar: Activist Incarcerated for Critiquing...

The below article is published by Radio Free Europe:   A court in Russia's republic of Tatarstan has sentenced the chairman of the Tatar Public Centre to three years in jail. On September 15,...

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Sep 18, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Community Targeted in Wake of...

  When Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans to absorb Crimea into his country in March 2014, the move was justified as protecting the peninsula’s residents. Crimea’s return...

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Sep 15, 2015

Crimean Tatars: A Blockade for Human Rights

Below is an article by Interfax- Ukraine Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, President of the World Crimean Tatar Congress, MP Refat Chubarov, has said that Crimean Tatar activists are...

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Sep 09, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Protest against Mass Deliveries...

Leaders of the Crimean Tatars say they are planning a protest action at the border with Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in March 2014. The head of the Crimean Tatars' self-governing...

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Sep 04, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Activists’ Bodies Found near...

Below is an article published by World Bulletin The bodies of two of three Crimean Tatar activists who disappeard on August 21 has been found. The bodies were identified as belonging to Mehmet Selimov...

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Aug 25, 2015

Crimean Tatars: A Voice Censored by Moscow

Below is an article published by BBC News:   The lilac leather sofa still stands on the set of the ATR morning show in front of a wall decoration of giant paper flowers in matching tones. But the...

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Aug 18, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Putin Speaks Against Recognition...

Below is an article published by RFE Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned minority ethnic Tatars that they should not strive for special status on the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed...

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Aug 11, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Suspicious Robbery of Tatar N...

Thieves broke in and stole hard drives on which were 58 years’ worth of the archives of the Crimean Tatar newspaper, “Yany dyunya.” And while the editor has said that there was nothing...

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Aug 03, 2015

Crimean Tatars: World Congress in Turkey Reinforces...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe A world congress of Crimean Tatars has called for "all necessary measures" to be taken to return Crimea to Ukraine following Russia's takeover and annexation...

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Jul 29, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Russia Calls for Extradition of...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe: Russian investigators have summoned Crimean Tatar leaders ahead of a major world congress scheduled for Ankara this weekend in a move that has sparked...

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Jul 22, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Eid Celebrations Marked by Fear...

Below is an article published by Ukraine Today:   Crimean Tatar Muslims in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian peninsula have held Eid celebrations, marking the end of Ramadan. Those who observed...

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Jul 22, 2015

UNPO’s XII General Assembly Adopts Resolution...

Below is the full text of the resolution:   Resolution The Crimean Tatars, alongside the Karaites and Krymchaks, are the indigenous people of Crimea. Their way of life, however, was interrupted...

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Jul 17, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Documentarian Reveals New Hardships...

The irony and sadness of the fate of the Crimean Tatars runs through "Qirim," a short documentary by Ksenia Giorno, a Ukrainian director based in the United Arab Emirates. The film portrays three generations...

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Jul 10, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Dzhemilev Calls on Turkey to Impose...

  Below is an article published by UNIAN: Ukrainian Member of Parliament from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, presidential envoy for Crimean Tatar people's affairs, and Crimean Tatar community leader...

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Jun 30, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Celebration of the National F...

Below is an article published by Ukraine Today:   Russia intervened in Crimea after the toppling of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych last year Crimean Tatars, an ethnic minority on the Russia-annexed...

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Jun 24, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Ramadan Unites the Community under...

  Below is an article published by Ukraine Today: Tatars on the Crimean Peninsula join Muslim worshippers worldwide for prayers during Ramadan, over a year after Russia invaded the Ukrainian Black...

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Jun 18, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Language Rights Only on Paper

  Below is an article published by Eurasia Review:   A report by an group of Turkish human rights activists about the situation in occupied Crimea and given to Vladimir Putin by Turkish President...

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Jun 16, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Turkish President Delivers Human...

Below is an article published by: Daily Sabah Turkey has finalized its report over Russia's violation of rights against Crimean Tatars urging Russia to end pressure against Crimean Tatars on all...

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Jun 10, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Russia to Set Up Tatar Broadcasting...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe – Radio Liberty:   Russia will establish a Crimean Tatar broadcasting company to replace TV and radio stations shut down by the Moscow-controlled...

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Jun 02, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Russia Seeks Extradition of Refat...

Below is an article published by Interfax-Ukraine: Crimean Tatar Mejlis Chairman, MP of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc Refat Chubarov, said that he hadn't been officially notified on opening of a criminal...

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May 29, 2015

Crimean Tatars: News from the Crimea Action G...

Below is a newsletter published by the Crimea Action Group:   On the free side of Chongar (the administrative border between Crimea and Ukraine’s Kherson oblast), in Kyiv, the state and the...

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May 21, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Turkish President in Solidarity...

  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday phoned the leader of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev over the 71st anniversary of the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944. "Turkey is...

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May 08, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Detained Member of the Mejlis...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe:   A high-ranking member of the Crimean Tatar assembly has begun a hunger strike at the facility where he awaits trial for allegedly organizing...

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May 04, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Hydyrlez National Holiday Celebrated,...

Below is an article by Vestnik Kavkaza News  The Crimean Tatars have celebrated the holiday of fertility Hydyrlez. Despite calls to boycott the festival, it gathered a record number of people on...

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Apr 29, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Restriction of Freedom of Religion...

  Below is an article published by Foreign Affairs “Our people survived [deportation by] Stalin,” commented a manager of ATR, which, until April 1, was the only Crimean Tatar television...

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Apr 16, 2015

Crimean Tatars: ATR Replaced With Pro-Russia ...

Below is an article published by The Moscow Times: An independent television station run by Crimean Tatars that was taken off air this month will be replaced by a Russian government-sponsored channel,...

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Apr 14, 2015

Crimean Tatars: World Congress to Take Place in...

  Below is an article published by QHA: The Platform of Crimean Tatar Organizations in Turkey has made a decision to arrange World Congress of Crimean Tatars in Turkey on 31 July-2 August. Relevant...

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Apr 03, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Ukraine Commits to Establish ATR...

Below is an article published by The Irish Times: Ukraine has pledged to re-establish Crimean-Tatar media on the country’s “mainland” after they were shut down by Russian authorities,...

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Apr 02, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Turkey Demands Reopening of ATR...

Photo Courtesy of Blackseanews@flickr Below is an article published by Anadolu Agency:   Turkey's Foreign Minister has slammed what he said was Russian oppression of Crimean Tatar people after...

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Apr 01, 2015

Crimean Tatars: ATR among Crimean Tatar-Language...

  Below is an article published by Deutsche Welle Tatar-language media outlets in Crimea were forced to close on midnight Tuesday [31 March 2014], or face heavy fines and criminal prosecution,...

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Mar 31, 2015

Crimean Tatars: ATR TV in Danger of Being Shut...

  Below is an article published by Transitions Online:   Crimea’s lone Tatar-language television station may be forced off the air on 1 April if it fails to win approval from Russian...

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Mar 27, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Refat Chubarov Speaks About Struggle...

Below is an article published by EurActiv Like Stalin, Putin views Crimea's Tatars as a threat, and is sowing fear in the peninsula's population, to help facilitate their ethnic cleansing, Refat Chubarov...

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Mar 24, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Erdogan Urges for Protection During...

  Below is an article published by Reuters Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan offered a $50 million loan to Ukraine and called for the rights of Crimean Tatars to be protected during a trip to Kiev...

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Mar 18, 2015

Crimean Tatars: NATO Deputy Secretary General...

  Below is an article published by Kuwait News Agency NATO Deputy Secretary General, ambassador Alexander Vershbow held Tuesday an informal meeting with Mustafa Dzamilev, Commissioner of President...

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Mar 17, 2015

UNPO Renews its Condemnation of the Russian Annexation...

Since the annexation, in fact, the Crimean Tatars, who had mostly refused to take part in the referendum of 16 March 2014, have been forced either to accept being de facto part of Russia or to leave the...

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Mar 11, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Russian Rule Fosters Discrimination...

Below is an article published by the World Bulletin:   Business has come to a halt. Many people have been fired. There are no laws there and no peace,” says Adile Seyyid, a Crimean Tatar living...

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Mar 09, 2015

Crimean Tatar: OSCE Condemns Crippling Media Freedom...

  Below is an article published by The Global Post: The media freedom situation in Crimea is getting ever worse with a "deeply disturbing" and at times violent crackdown on independent voices a...

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Mar 05, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Freedom House Releases Human Rights...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty: The rights organization Freedom House has detailed rights abuses in the Crimean Peninsula since Russia "forcefully and illegally annexed"...

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Mar 03, 2015

Interview with Mustafa Dzhemilev: Crimea One Year...

Below is the interview with Mustafa Dzhemilev published by Euromaidan Press: The process of Crimea’s annexation by Russia, lasting merely a month, began a year ago. This came straight after the...

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Mar 02, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Human Rights Abuses A Daily Reality...

  Below is an article published by World Bulletin: A year after the Russian annexation of Crimea on Feb. 28, 2014, Crimean Tatars are still facing human rights abuses by Russian authorities. As...

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Feb 23, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Leaders meet Poroshenko to Discuss...

  Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency (QHA)   Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with Crimean Tatar leaders in Kyiv to discuss the situation of Crimean Tatars in...

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Feb 23, 2015

Declaration by Mustafa Dzhemiliev at OSCE Parliamentary...

In his speech Mr Dzhemiliev described the problems facing the Crimean Tatar community under the persecution of occupying Russian forces. He outlined the increasing problem of refugees and Internally Displaced...

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Feb 19, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Mejlis Member Warns his Colleagues...

  Below is an article published by the Crimean News Agency:   Mejlis [the Crimean Tatar’s representative body] member Ilmi Umerov has called on his colleagues to stand their ground and...

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Feb 19, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Mejlis Member Warns his Colleagues...

Below is an article published by the Crimean News Agency: Mejlis [the Crimean Tatar’s representative body] member Ilmi Umerov has called on his colleagues to stand their ground and not negotiate...

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Feb 13, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Ahtem Ciygoz’s Pre-trial Imprisonment...

  Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe:   A court in Crimea’s capital, Simferopol, has prolonged the pretrial detention for a deputy chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis. A...

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Feb 09, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Akhtem Chiygoz to be Detained...

Below is an article published by the Ukrainian Embassy in the USA: After a raid on the premises of the Crimean Tatar ATR TV channel, Russian occupation authorities detained Akhtem Chiygoz, the Deputy...

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Feb 05, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Stalin Statue Paying Tribute to...

  Below is an article published by Blouin News:   Crimean Tatars were reportedly outraged by a new statue of Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill unveiled Wednesday at Yalta’s Livadia Palace....

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Feb 02, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Turkey Officially Condemns Persecution...

Below is a report published in The Daily Sabah: Çavuşoğlu's comments come after Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar parliament, Ahtem Ciygoz, was taken into custody on Thursday [29 January...

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Jan 29, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Civil Liberties and Political...

  Below is an article published by the Kyiv Post:   Freedom in Ukraine has improved, while civil liberties are on the decline in Russia. The situation in Russian-annexed Crimea is even worse...

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Jan 26, 2015

Crimean Tatar: Activist Deported as Masked Forces...

  Below is an article published by Human Rights in Ukraine:   The Crimean authorities under Russian rule have ‘deported’ a Crimean Tatar activist with Ukrainian citizenship, Crimean...

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Jan 20, 2015

Crimean Tatars: UN, Turkey and Ukraine Called...

Below is a report published by Unian According to the report, the committee has adopted an appeal at a conference held in Simferopol on Saturday, despite the attempts by pro-Russian activists to disrupt...

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Jan 05, 2015

Crimean Tatars: Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner...

Photo courtesy of Matt Shalvatis@flickr Below is a press release by the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Human Rights: The Representative of the Commissioner for observance of rights...

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Dec 16, 2014

When Secrecy Allows Atrocity: New Case Study on...

The funeral of Reshat Ametov, Simferopol, March 2014.   UNPO’s report “Enforced Disappearances: When Secrecy Allows Atrocity”, published on the occasion of the International Day...

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Dec 08, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Demonstrations for Human Rights...

Below is a report published by Human Rights in Ukraine Until Russia annexed the Crimea, it was traditional for Crimean Tatars to hold a big gathering on the central square in Simferopol and other events...

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Dec 08, 2014

Discrimination, Disappearances and Exile of Leaders...

Photo courtesy of Nikolai Vassiliev@flickr The Crimean Tatars are a Turkic people who inhabited and governed Crimea until 1783. Subsequently part of the Russian Empire, then the Soviet Union after the...

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Dec 03, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Interview with Mustafa Jemile...

  Below is an interview published in the Daily Sabah:   Daily Sabah: How do you analyze the current situation in Crimea? Qırımoğlu: The current situation in Crime is even worse...

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Dec 01, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Russian Annexation brings Renewed...

Below is an article published in The Washington Post Russian security forces have searched the homes of leaders of the Muslim minority group for banned books. Young Tatar men have been kidnapped off Crimean...

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Nov 27, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Man Detained and Charged with...

  Below is an article published by Rferl: A Crimean Tatar has been detained in connection with clashes between Russian police and Crimean Tatars. Edem Ebulisov's lawyer said his client was detained...

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Nov 17, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Human Rights Watch Publishes Report...

  Below is an article published by Human Rights Watch:   Russian and local authorities have severely curtailed human rights protections in Crimea since Russia began its occupation of...

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Nov 07, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Russia’s Attempts to Destroy...

Photo courtesy of thisisbossi @flickr Below are articles published by The Huffington Post, Financial Times and The Moscow Times: As an American Jewish and an American Muslim leader dedicated to the principle...

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Oct 31, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Council of Europe Human Rights...

  Report by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Nils Muiznieks, following his mission in Kyiv, Moscow and Crimea from 7 to 12 September 2014 Below is an article published by...

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Oct 29, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Disappointment at Limited Representation...

Below is an article compiled from: Crimean News Agency: Article 1 and Article 2   Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev, who is number five on a list of the Petro Poroshenko’s Bloc is expected...

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Oct 24, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Russian Authorities Aim to Disband...

The Crimean Field Mission on Human Rights has said that local authorities in Crimea are implementing policies aimed at the liquidation of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people. The mission stated this...

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Oct 21, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Enforced Surrender of Religious...

Below is an article published by AsiaNews; The authorities of Crimea (now Russian) have given Muslims three months to voluntarily surrender the literature on Islam, authorized under Ukraine but outlawed...

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Oct 15, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Targeted for Slander and Int...

Below is an article published by Human Rights in Ukraine: Recent developments in Russia and the Crimea suggest that Kremlin strategists are hoping to gain dividends out of mounting fears in the West of...

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Oct 10, 2014

Crimean Tatars: US Calls for Immediate End to...

Below is a statement published by the USOSCE:   We urge the Russian occupying authorities to cease their harassment of religious and ethnic minority communities in Crimea In Crimea, the human rights...

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Oct 09, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Another Man Abducted in Mysterious...

Below is an article published by World Bulletin: Another Crimean Tatar has been kidnapped in the peninsula by unknown assailants, just a little over a week after two more Crimean Tatars were also bundled...

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Oct 03, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Deteriorating Security and Human...

  Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe:   The Council of Europe's commissioner for human rights, Nils Muiznieks, says his "biggest concern" in Ukraine is the plight of Crimean...

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Sep 30, 2014

Crimean Tatars: New Kidnapping Case by Unknown...

Below is an article published by World Bulletin: Two Crimean Tatars from the city of Belogorsk were seized on September 27 [2014] by a group of unknown men in military uniform, it has been claimed. The...

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Sep 26, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Wave of Russian Nationalism Increases...

Below is an article published by Carnegie Europe:   Earlier this year, in Poland’s Royal Castle, a diminutive man dressed in a suit that hung loosely over his frail frame was called to take...

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Sep 24, 2014

Crimean Tatars: German Tourist Agency Disregards...

  Below is an article published by Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group: During a week in which Russian FSB carried out armed searches of Crimean Tatar families, mosques and schools and the Mejlis,...

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Sep 19, 2014

The Last Castle of the Crimean Tatars Has Fal...

On Sunday [14 September 2014], local and regional elections were held in Crimea and the district of Sevastopol, which has been under Russia’s illegal occupation since March 2014. Voters were...

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Sep 03, 2014

Crimean Tatars: New Textbooks Reflect Political...

This article is taken from The Moscow Times. In preparation for the change, Crimea's teachers spent the summer months attending courses on Russian teaching regulations and educational programs, Interfax...

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Aug 18, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Russia Imposes Old Time USSR Tactics...

Below is an article published by the Daily Sabah:   The Soviet strategy of creating a single Russian nation is sustaining itself in light of Moscow's decision to settle ethnic Russian refugees who...

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Aug 08, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Unhappiness amongst Residents...

Below is a story published by Kyiv Post:  A small two-story building in central Simferopol would have looked ordinary, if not for one small but highly symbolic detail: It is the last building in...

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Aug 05, 2014

Crimean Tatars: A War Against Islamic Books

Below is an article published by World Bulletin: Some Islamic books that have been banned include the work of popular 20th century Turkish scholar Said Nursi and the famous “Fortress of the Muslim”...

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Jul 29, 2014

Crimean Tartars: UN Report Documents Alarming...

Below is a story published by The United Nations News Centre A United Nations report released today documents an “alarming” deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine,...

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Jul 24, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Locals Harassed With Further FSB...

Below is an article published by QHA: Masked policemen together with Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers arrived to Crimean Tatar Musafir cafe in Bakhchisaray, to investigate “illegal...

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Jul 16, 2014

Crimean Tartars: Creation of Ukrainian Ministry...

Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency QHA: Ukraine plans to create Ministry on Crimea. The creation of the Ministry was discussed at the round table in Kyiv July 15 [Wednesday]. Head of...

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Jul 07, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Chubarov To Appeal Against Entry...

Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency: Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov will appeal against his ban to entry Crimea for 5 years. The appeal is possible not later than...

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Jun 04, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Jemilev Awarded With Polish Solidarity...

Below is an article by Deutsche Welle A grey-haired man in a suit and tie is walking along a rural street, surrounded by bodyguards who make him seem small and helpless. He doesn't make it far. Dozens...

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May 26, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Refugee Vows To Keep Tatar Culture...

Below is an article published by 7News: In a leafy suburb of Kiev, I go to meet Rustem Skibin. He is a leading ceramic artist from Crimea. But on this day his beautifully painted bowls and plates...

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May 23, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Solidarity Protester Stabbed At...

Below is an article published by The St. Petesburg Times: A Russian nationalist who was allegedly on his way to join pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine stabbed a pro-Crimean Tatar protester on...

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May 20, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Commemorating 70th Anniversary...

Below is an article published by the Guardian:  Defying a ban by their new Russian-backed rulers, thousands of Crimean Tatars gathered at a mosque on Sunday [18 May 2014] to commemorate the day 70...

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May 16, 2014

Crimean Tatars: 2014 FUEN Congress Addresses Situation...

Below is an article published by QHA: The three-day FUEN (Federal Union of European Nationalities) Congress 2014 took place in Harrislee, Germany. Representatives from over 200 minorities and around...

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May 16, 2014

Statement by UNPO General Secretary on 70th Anniversary...

On 12 May 1944, the Red Army defeated Nazi troops in the Crimean peninsula, thus bringing the Crimean Offensive of the Eastern Front to an end. Resolute to punish any person suspected of having collaborated...

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May 06, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Increasing Tensions Between Mejlis...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe: The de facto public prosecutor of Crimea has threatened to dissolve the Crimean Tatar Mejlis if it advocates or engages in "extremist" activities. What...

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May 01, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Remembering Russia’s Deportation...

Below is an article published by The New Yorker:“Step by step, we have led Crimeans to realize their dream of returning home to Russia,” Vladimir Konstantinov, the speaker of the breakaway...

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Apr 24, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Mustafa Jemilev Barred From Returning...

Below is an article published by the Wall Street Journal Authorities in Crimea barred the Crimean Tatar leader from returning to the breakaway region and Russia for five years as he left Tuesday [22 April...

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Apr 22, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Short Detentions at Russian C...

Below is an article published by Eurasia Review: The veteran leader of Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dzhemilev, has been briefly detained by Russian border guards while entering Crimea from mainland Ukraine. Dzhemilev...

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Apr 16, 2014

Crimean Tatars: UN Report Condemns Violence

Below is an article by Anadolu Agency: The United Nations said on Tuesday [15 April 2014] that they did not find any basis for concerns about violence against the Russian-speaking...

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Apr 15, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Crimean Parliament Adopts New...

Below is an article published by CRI English:  The Crimean parliament on Friday [11 April 2014] voted unanimously in favor of adopting a new constitution that proclaims the Black Sea peninsula a...

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Apr 15, 2014

UNPO Conference on Minority Rights in Ukraine:...

UNPO Conference on Minority Rights in Ukraine: Political Crisis Gives New Meaning to Minority Protection and Concept of Self-Determination   Brussels, 10 April 2014 - With the aim of addressing...

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Apr 09, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Experts Concerned About Safety...

Below is an article published by the Council of Europe Minority rights experts have expressed their “deep concerns” about the safety of the Tartar community in Crimea. A delegation of the...

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Apr 07, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Dzhemilev Fears Violence Under...

Below is an article published by Voice of America: The leader of the Crimean Tatars was in the United States this week to voice his concerns about what he sees as a problematic future for his people and...

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Mar 31, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Seeking Autonomy After Russia’s...

Below is an article published by Reuters:  The Crimean Tatars' assembly voted on Saturday [29 March 2014] in favor of seeking "ethnic and territorial autonomy" for the indigenous minority on the...

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Mar 27, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Accusations Of Extremism On The...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe Russian-language media have launched a blistering attack against Crimean Tatar businessman Lenur Islyamov, owner of the independent ATR television channel...

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Mar 24, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Fear of Russian Repression Causes...

Below is an article published by Yahoo News:Russia's annexation of Crimea has sent hundreds of the region's ethnic Tatars fleeing the peninsula for western Ukraine out of fear of a backlash from Moscow.The...

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Mar 18, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Turkey Concerned for the Well-being...

Below is an article published by World Bulletin: Turkey does not recognize unlawful fait accompli in Crimea, says Turkey's parliament speaker. Turkey attaches a great deal of importance to the security...

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Mar 13, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Talks With Russia Will Contin...

Below is an article published by WORLD BULLETIN Crimean Tatar representative and former head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis (parliament) Mustafa Jemilev told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday...

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Mar 11, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Mejlis Leader Claims Referendum...

Below is an article published by GMA News online: The Crimean Tatar leader promoting a boycott of Sunday's referendum (March 16th, 2014) on transferring the Ukrainian region to Russian rule is sure the...

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Mar 04, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Growing Fear of Ethnic Violence...

Below is an article published by Voice of America: At first glance, the village of Fontany 5 exudes a sleepy suburban calm. But below the surface of this Crimean Tatar settlement of about 500 people,...

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Mar 03, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Leader Urges People to Avoid ...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe: With tensions escalating in Crimea, Mustafa Dzhamilev, a local Tatar leader and former Soviet dissident, spoke on March 1 [2014] to RFE/RL Russian Service's...

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Feb 24, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Concern Over Developments in ...

Below is an article published by Today’s Zaman:Tatars living in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a peninsula located in southern Ukraine, have voiced concerns over recent anti-government protests...

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Jan 28, 2014

Crimean Tatars: Rally Against Dictatorship

Below is an article from Interfax-Ukraine: The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people is planning to hold a rally on Simferopol's central Lenin Square on Tuesday, January 28, with the request to stop bloodshed...

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Dec 03, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Current Resettlement and Reintegration...

Below is an article published by the World Bulletin: Member of Parliament of Ukraine Mustafa Jemilev intends to inform Ukrainian authorities and international community on the disruption of the State...

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Nov 26, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Still Fighting To Reassert Themselves...

Below is a press release published by the NPR: In 1944, on the orders of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, the entire population of Tatars on the Crimean Peninsula was rounded up and sent to the deserts...

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Nov 07, 2013

Crimean Tatars: EU-Ukraine Agreement Right Way...

Below is an article published by ForUm: The Crimean Tatars deliberately do not exacerbate requirements for the Ukrainian government till the Vilnius summit, at which it is planned to sign the EU-Ukraine...

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Oct 29, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Refat Chubarov Elected As New...

Below is an article by worldbulletin.net: Refat Chubarov has been named as the new head of the Mejlis for ethnic Tatars in the Ukrainian Black Sea province of Crimea. Refat Chubarov has been elected...

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Oct 21, 2013

Crimean Tatars: 700th Anniversary Of Uzbeg Khan...

Below is an article by Interfax: In 2014 Crimea will hold festivities on the 700th anniversary of Uzbeg Khan Mosque and madrasah which are among the oldest religious buildings in Eastern Europe. An Interfax correspondent...

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Oct 17, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Arsonists Attack Mosque In C...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe:   SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine -- Islamic leaders in Ukraine's Crimea say unknown attackers set a mosque on fire on October 15, the second such attack...

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Oct 03, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Movie About Deportation To Be...

Below is an article by Worldbulletin:  Haytarma, the first Crimean Tatar full-length movie about the deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944, will be released in the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival...

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Sep 26, 2013

Crimean Tatars Discussed In European Parliament's...

Brussels, 26 September 2013, In today’s meeting, the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) addressed the situation of the Crimean Tatars. The head of the EEAS Eastern...

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Sep 24, 2013

Crimean Tatars: EU Enlargement Commissioner Sees...

Below is an article by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre: Crimea is a region of pivotal importance for the EU's engagement in its Eastern Neighbourhood, but its great economic potential is still largely...

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Sep 10, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Call For EU attention

Below is an article published by EUObserver: Mention Ukraine at the moment, and most thoughts will turn to November’s Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius and the prospects for unfreezing the EU...

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Aug 19, 2013

Crimean Tatars: OSCE Report On Formerly Deported...

Below is an article published by the Organization for Security Cooperation of Europe: OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) Knut Vollebaek published a needs assessment report on 16 August...

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Jul 08, 2013

UNPO XV PRESIDENCY RESOLUTION

Taking into account the unresolved problem of restoring the rights of the Crimean Tatars in Crimea for more than two decades after their return to their homeland, we believe it is necessary to seek international...

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Jun 04, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Representatives Of Mejlis Meet...

Below is an article published by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: On May 29, 2013, in the framework of the 12th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues the Ambassador Extraordinary...

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May 24, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Russia Apologises For Deportation...

Below is an article published by Ria Novosti: The Russian Foreign Ministry has admitted that recent statements by Vladimir Andreyev, the Russian consul general in Simferopol, Ukraine’s Crimea, about...

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May 23, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Russian Official Makes Controversial...

Below is an article published by the Kyiv Post:  The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has said it hopes that the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian authorities will make a proper assessment of statements...

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May 21, 2013

Crimean Tatars: 69th Anniversary Of Deportati...

Below is an article published by QHA: Meetings dedicated on occasion of the 69th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar nation were held in many European capitals and cities. Thus, the Belgian...

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May 17, 2013

69th Anniversary of Sürgünlik Comme...

The Crimean Tatars are a Turkic ethnic group whose historical homeland is Crimean peninsula between Black Sea and Sea of Azov. After centuries of nomadic lifestyle in the area, the official Crimean Khanate...

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May 14, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Victims Of Deportation Commemorated...

Below is an article published by QHA Crimean Tatar youth commemorating victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar nation climbed the Çatır Dağ Mountain by the tradition...

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May 08, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Protests Against Repression To...

Below is an article published by the World Bulletin/ NewsDesk:   For the 69th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatar on May 18, 1944, protests will be held in front of Ukrainian embassies...

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May 07, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Mejlis Chairman Visits Europe...

Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency: Chairman of the Majlis of Crimean Tatar nation Mustafa Cemil met with representatives of the Crimean Tatar diaspora and leaders of the NGOs in Europe. After...

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May 01, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Mejlis Leader Meets Czech Sen...

Below is an article published by Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: On April 25, 2013 the Leader of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev visited the Senate of the Czech Parliament and met...

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Apr 24, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Publication Of Crimean Tatar Literature...

Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency: Presentation of the book “Library of the Crimean Tatar literature”. People’s creative works: tales, legends, eposes” took...

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Apr 12, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Visit From The Speaker Of The...

Below is an article from TRT English:     Çiçek was welcomed joyfully in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Crimean Tatars were very excited to host guests from Turkey. They...

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Apr 03, 2013

Crimean Tatars: New Mustafa Dzhemilev Documentary...

Below is an article from the Crimean News Agency:     Long-awaited documentary “Son of Crimea… Struggle of One Nation” will go on the air of the Turkish TRT Channel on April...

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Mar 26, 2013

Crimean Tatars: History Through Comics

Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency Initiators of this project, the Ukrainian known publishers Kapranovs brothers have thought to create a simple and understandable comic book that would...

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Mar 20, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Tensions Arise In Run Up To 69th...

Below is an article published by Kyiv Post: In 2008, the Russian–Georgian war over South Ossetia prompted a surge of international interest in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. The media found...

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Mar 08, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Crimean Tatar Theatre Visits ...

Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency: TÜRKSOY International Organization of Turkic Culture organizes the Navrez celebration around the world. TÜRKSOY has invited actors of the...

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Mar 04, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Recent Politics Of Kiev Seen As...

Below is an article published by World Bulletin   The Ukrainian government and its representatives in Crimea have taken several new steps to undercut and divide the Crimean Tatar national movement,...

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Mar 01, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Worrying Political Manoeuvres...

Below is an article published by Human Rights in Ukraine:   Highly worrying moves afoot in the Crimea suggest that concern back in November 2011 over the President’s quite staggering promotion...

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Feb 20, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Language In Danger Due To Education...

Below is an article published by World Bulletin: The Crimean Tatar language is on the brink of extinction due to a lack of schools teaching the mother tongue. There are only around 15 schools which...

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Feb 01, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Creation Of Kyiv Regional Parliament...

Below is an article published by KyivPost:  The Mejlis, or parliament, of the Crimean Tatar People has decided to create a Kyiv regional mejlis, which will unites Crimean Tatars living in Kyiv and...

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Jan 30, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Adalet Condemns Justification...

Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency     Congress of the Adalet Crimean Tatar National Party (CNP) condemned decidedly utterances of the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea,...

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Jan 15, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Election Regulations Approved

  Below you can find an article published by Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People:   After one day of work the delegates of Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar people discussed item by item and approved...

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Dec 11, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Call For Revival Of Rights

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty:   Some 2,000 Crimean Tatars have gathered in Simferopol, the capital of Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea, to demand that...

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Dec 06, 2012

Strong Presence Of UNPO Representatives At Fifth...

More than thirty representatives of twelve UNPO Members (Afrikaner, Ahwazi, Assyria, Crimean Tatars, East Turkestan, Haratin, Hmong, Iranian Kurdistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Khmer Krom, Ogaden, and West Balochistan)...

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Nov 20, 2012

Crimean Tatars : Discussion With Delegation From...

Below is an article published by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People:     On November 15, 2012 the delegation of Crimean Tatars from Romania after their participation in the round table...

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Oct 16, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Claim By Mejlis’ Leader Hon...

Below is an article published by Business Recorder:   On October 15, 2012 the Court of Appeal of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, considering the appeal of the Press Secretary of Mejlis’...

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Oct 15, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Film Highlights 1944 Deportat...

Below is an article published by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tartar People:   The film-makers are the well-known directors from Turkish State TV Channel “TRT” Neshe Sarisoy Qaratay and...

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Oct 05, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Worldwide Civil Society Supports...

Below is an article published by Xperedon Charity News: A diverse range of organizations are bringing global awareness to the plight of the Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group that originally lived in Crimea...

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Oct 04, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Turkish Foreign Minister Talks...

Below is an article published by Turkish Weekly: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said his talks during a one-day stay in Ukraine mainly focused on problems Ukraine's Tatar community faced.  "We...

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Sep 26, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Mejlis Leader Meets German Ambassador...

Below is an article published by Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Official Website:   On September 20, 2012 the Leader of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, MP of Ukraine Mustafa Jemilev met...

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Sep 19, 2012

Crimean Tartars: International Conference In ...

Below is an article published by the Crimean News Agency:   The Polish city of Gdansk has hosted the International Conference ‘European Remembrance. First Symposium of European Institutions...

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Sep 17, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Turkish Prime Minister Meets Mejlis...

Below is an article published by Mejlis of the Crimen Tatar People:   On September 13, 2012 in the afternoon the Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic came to Crimea in the framework of his official...

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Sep 10, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Preparatory Meeting For Forum...

Below is an article published by Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: The OSCE experts are preparing the research and recommendations for the participants of the coming International Forum on restoration...

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Sep 04, 2012

Crimean Tatars: All-Turkic Congress Of Social...

Below is an article published by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: Crimeafirst hosts the 10th International All- Turkic Congress of Social Sciences. Before this the Congress was held in Turkey,...

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Sep 03, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Museum Highlights Communist D...

Below is an article published by Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people:   The officials of the Museum of WWII (Gdansk, Poland) have visited Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people – Prof., chief expert...

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Aug 31, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Aiding the Democratisation Pr...

Below is an article published by QHA: The Crimean Tatars have done much for the democratization of Ukraine, Chairman of the Crimean Association of Political Scientists Mr. Oleksandr Formanchuk has said...

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Aug 27, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Call To Remember The Past And...

Below is an article published by Mejlis of the Crimean Tartar People:     We, the participants of All-Crimean meeting, timed to the European Day of remembrance for the victims of Stalinism...

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Aug 14, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Bill On Formerly Deportees In...

Below is an article published by PanArmenian:   The draft law on restoration of the rights of formerly deportees is prepared for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (VRU) at the second...

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Aug 13, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Jemilev Condemns “Soviet Th...

Below is an article published by The Kyiv Post: Ukrainian Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko should be called to account for his initiative to change Ukraine's state symbols, the head of the Mejlis...

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Aug 09, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Language Law Protests

Below is an article published by Ukranian News: President Viktor Yanukovych has signed the Law on the Principles of the State Language Policy providing the official use of regional languages in the work...

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Jul 25, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Secretary of US Embassy To Ukraine...

Below is an article published by Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: On May 20, 2012 the First Vice Chairman of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov met in Simferopol with the Second Secretary...

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Jul 24, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Fourth Qurultay Session Took Place...

Below is an article published by Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: The main decisions to be made at this session of Qurultay are the changes to the Regulations on the election of the delegates of Qurultay,...

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Jul 09, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Prize For Human Rights Advoca...

Below is an article published by Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: The Organization of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed People“Mazlumder”, located in Ankara (Turkey) awarded the...

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Jul 05, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Ukrainian President Addresses...

Below is an article published by ForUm:  The authorities gradually solve the problem issues on resettlement of Crimean Tatars, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said at a meeting of the public...

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Jun 26, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Jemilev Discusses Restoration...

Below is an article published by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: In the framework of the discussion of the question of the adoption of the draft Law of Ukraine “On the Restoration of the...

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Jun 25, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Draft Restoration Law Passes First...

Below is an article published by Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: On June [20th] 2012 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine had courage to vote for the Draft Law of Ukraine “On the Restoration of the...

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Jun 21, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Culture on Display in New Centre...

Below is an article published by The Day: Recently Crimean Tatars contradicted the old maxim “limb on water” in Yalta. After nearly 10 years of preparations National Cultural and Ethnographic...

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Jun 12, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Targeted By Authorities

Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency: Muslim families living in Crimea and Ukraine are subjected to numerous searches by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), announced a member of NGO...

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Jun 08, 2012

Crimean Tatars: EU Funding Programme For Inve...

Below is an article published by The Parliament: The EU has launched a €12m support programme in Crimea, it has emerged. It was launched by the EU's ambassador in Ukraine, José Manuel Pinto...

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Jun 06, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Reclaiming Land Almost Imposs...

Below is an article published by Al Jazeera English: "I've already been here for 960 days, and today is the 961st," said the weather-beaten Tatar man, squinting beneath the powerful Crimean sun. Seydamet...

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May 22, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Annual Crimean Forum Establis...

The article below is published by the Crimean News Agency: A decision to establish the Crimean Forum, an annual meeting to bring together the political prisoners of the Communist regime and human rights...

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May 18, 2012

Crimean Tatars: 68th Anniversary of Sürg...

Below is an interview with Dr Sezai Ozcelik published by news.az: On May 18, 2012, the Crimean Tatars worldwide, including Crimean Tatar-Americans, will commemorate the 68th anniversary of the Crimean...

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May 16, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Report Presented to European ...

Below is an article published by the Kiev Post: Ukraine has been sharply criticized by Brussels in the sphere of political dialogue and reform in the European Neighbourhood Policy Country Progress Report...

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May 14, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Majlis Members Represent Crimean...

The article below is published by QHA Crimean News Agency: Deputy Chief of Foreign Relations Division of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Abduraman Egiz, and Coordination Council member of the...

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May 11, 2012

UNPO UN Reports Highlight Human Rights Violations...

Photo by Cedric Favero On the occasion of the 14th Session of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR), UNPO has submitted three reports highlighting the human rights violations in Argentina,...

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May 09, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Successful Hidirellez Festiva...

Below is an article published by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: The all-Crimean celebration of Crimean Tatar national festival Hidirellez, held on May 5, 2012 on a vast field next to the...

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May 04, 2012

Crimean Tatars: An Appeal to Julia Tymoschenk...

Below is a statement issued by the Presidium of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people: For a copy of the original letter click here Dear Julia Vladimirovna, We, in Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people are...

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Apr 17, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Majlis Chairman Receives Prestigious...

Below is an article published by the Crimean News Agency: The Board of the Central office of Turkic Culture Association Türk Ocağı (The Turkish Hearth), which marks the 100th anniversary...

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Apr 04, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Chairman Delivers Speech At Council...

Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency: The Chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people, member of the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe) Committee from Ukraine,...

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Feb 22, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Discrimination And Unemployment...

Below is an article published by Minority Voices:  Nara Narimanova of the Crimean Tatar Youth Council spoke at the recent UN Forum on Minority Issues, after having completed online advocacy training...

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Feb 13, 2012

Crimean Tatars: U.N. Delegation Meets Mejlis ...

Below is an article published by Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Official Site: From February 8 - 9, 2012 the UN delegation, representing the Department of Political Affairs of the UNDP Bureau for...

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Jan 31, 2012

Crimean Tatars: Reflections On “Autonomy”...

Below is an article published by Mejlis: On January 20, 1991 the Crimean Referendum was held and the people were asked to answer the question: “Do you want to restore the Crimean Autonomous Soviet...

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Nov 09, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Jemilev Expresses Doubts Over...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe – Radio Liberty: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych officially approved Mohylyov's new appointment on November 7 [2011]. Mohylyov was named...

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Oct 11, 2011

Crimean Tatar: Meeting With Diplomats To Discuss...

Below is an article published by Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Official Site. On October 5, 2011 the leaders of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people held a meeting with the heads of the diplomatic...

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Sep 27, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Turkish-Ukrainian relations on...

Below is an article published by Today’s Zaman Speaking on Turkish-Ukrainian relations in 1922, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk said: “If we take a look at the geographical location and position...

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Sep 01, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Reconstructed School Welcomes...

Below is an article published by the Crimean News Agency: The last day of summer was marked for pupils of the Alma Tarhan (Viline) secondary school with the Crimean Tatar language of instruction by a...

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Aug 30, 2011

Crimean Tatars: MRG Condemns Lack Of Representation...

Below is an article published by QHA News Minority Rights Group International (MRG) is concerned about the fact that Crimean Tatars have few representatives in the governmental system of the autonomy,...

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Aug 17, 2011

Crimean Tatar: Meeting with Head Delegation of...

Below is an article published by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: On August 11, 2011 the President of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars, Fist Deputy Chairman of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar...

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Jul 30, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Turkish Officials Visit Mejli...

Below is an article published by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: The delegation of the Agency of Development of Northern Anatolia came with an official visit to Crimea. The delegation consisted...

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Jul 28, 2011

UNPO UN Report Outlines Racial Discrimination...

UNPO has submitted an Alternative Report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination ahead of Ukraine’s review in August 2011.  This report to the Treaty Body monitoring...

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Jul 14, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Policies To Promote Active Citizenship...

Below is an article published by QHA: There is a lack of educational and patriotic objects in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the Head of the Permanent Commission of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea on...

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Jul 01, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Mission To Berlin Continues Dialogue...

Below is an article published by QHA:  A delegation of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people headed by the Chairman of the Majlis, MP Mustafa Cemil, has been on an official visit to Germany [26...

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Jun 29, 2011

Crimean Tatars: A Missing Piece In Ukrainian ...

  Crimean Tatar Roundtable Charts Course to Justice and Lays Foundation for International Forum   *     *     * Brussels, 29 June 2011 – The...

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Jun 17, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Negotiating At The European L...

Below is a summary of an article published by Crimean News Agency:          The delegation of the Crimean Tatar Majlis will take part in “German –...

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Jun 07, 2011

Crimean Tatars: A Missing Piece In Ukrainian ...

    Crimean Tatar Roundtable Charts Course to Justice and Lays Foundation for International Forum   *     *     * Brussels, 29 June 2011 –...

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Jun 03, 2011

UNPO Members Active At UN Permanent Forum On Indigenous...

  UNPO Members were well represented at this year’s United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). The Ahwazi Arabs, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cordillera, Crimean Tatars, Degar...

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May 30, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Is Massive Deportation an Act...

Below is an article published by Kyiv Post: The Georgian parliament’s decision last week to declare the Russian repression of the Circassians 150 years ago a genocide, a decision that has infuriated...

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May 20, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Deportation Remembrance Day M...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe:  More than 15,000 Crimean Tatars gathered on May 18 in the center of Simferopol, the capital of Crimea, to mark the 67th anniversary of the mass...

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May 18, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Commemorating the Victims of Deportation...

Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency: The All-Crimean mourning meeting timed to the 67th anniversary of the Deportation against the Crimean Tatar people has ended with the national anthem...

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May 02, 2011

Crimean Tatars: To Resolve Problems At International...

 Below is article published by Kyiv Post: "As long as there are many unsolved problems [of Crimean Tatars], and considering the fact that the Ukrainian authorities are not eager to tackle these...

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Apr 28, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Taking the Campaign for Rights...

Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency The official website of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people has been recently launched. The website contains latest news, announcements of activities...

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Apr 22, 2011

Crimean Tatars: EU Supports Development of Crimean...

Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency: The European Union (EU) will send EUR 5 million for the development of tourism in Crimea and Aqyar (Sevastopil). According to the Resort and Information...

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Mar 23, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Repatriates Fight For Land Ri...

  2009 UNPO Conference and fact finding mission   2011 Mustafa Jemilev Nobel Peace Prize campaign

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Mar 15, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Kyiv Ready For Dialog With Crimean...

  Below is an article published by: Kyiv Post.The Ukrainian government is ready to hold a dialog with the Crimean Tatars and discuss their problems, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said. "The government...

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Feb 23, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Trilingual School Education Developed...

Below is an article published by National Radio Company of Ukraine:  "This will help relieve tension and achieve inter-ethnic harmony in multi-ethnic region" - the autonomy authorities believe. Now...

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Feb 22, 2011

Crimean Tatars Receive Official Support For Building...

Below is an article published by: Hurriyet Daily News and Economic ReviewThe ruling body of Crimea, an autonomous republic under the jurisdiction of Ukraine, has expressed support for the Simferopol city...

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Feb 21, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Approval of Mosque Construction...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: The Crimean Tatar Medjlis has expressed support for the Simferopol city council's decision to allow a mosque to be built in the Ukrainian...

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Feb 14, 2011

UNPO Presidency United Behind Jemilev Nominat...

  UNPO Presidency Declaration in Support of the Nomination of Mustafa Jemilev to the Nobel Peace Prize 2011   The Hague, 13 February 2011   The Presidency of the Unrepresented...

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Feb 09, 2011

Tatars: Kiev's Anti-Russian Allies

The insight on the everyday reality of Crimean Tatars helps a better understanding the ethnic conflict going on in Crimean peninsula in Ukraine, which, according to Mustafa Jemilev, the leader of Crimean...

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Feb 09, 2011

Mustafa Jemilev nominated for Nobel Peace Pri...

Many-sided overview of Crimean Tatars movement, their repatriation and current claims is necessary for a better understanding of Mustafa Jemilev personality, the leader of Crimean Tatars, in relation to...

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Feb 09, 2011

Crimean Tatar leader: “We don’t want that...

A critical glance on the referendum on restoration the Crimean autonomous status held in 1991, is offered by Mustafa Jemilev, the eminent Crimean Tatar leader of the Crimean Tatars, on the occasion of...

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Feb 09, 2011

Bitter homecoming for exiled Tatars

Despite the fact that Stalinism, which implemented forced expulsion of Crimean Tatars from their homeland, was demolished long ago, the land rights of this people have yet not been restored.

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Feb 09, 2011

Crimean Tatars fear for future

Their tragic history and a doubtful present reality filled with empty promises of better future force Crimean Tatars to relay only on themselves in their struggle for ethic rights.

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Feb 04, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Mustafa Jemilev Reviews 20 Years...

Below an article published by Ria Novosti  RIA Novosti interview with Mustafa Dzhemilev The Autonomous Republic of Crimea turned 20 on January 20, 2011. On that day in 1991, residents of the Crimean...

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Feb 03, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Mustafa Jemilev Nominated for...

Below is a press release  published by the Kyiv Post: The chairman of the Mejlis, the parliament of the Crimean Tatars, and MP from OU-PSD faction, Mustafa Dzhemilev, has been nominated for the Nobel...

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Jan 21, 2011

Crimean Tatars: Leader Warns Of Possible Violence...

  Below is an article published by ZIK:   Crimean Tatars are forced to become squatters by the refusal of local authorities to give them land sites. At present, the authorities are speaking...

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Dec 16, 2010

Crimean Tatars: A Unique Ukrainian - Tatar Pa...

Below is an article published by Star: Mine was a Ukrainian neighbourhood until its gentrification, starting in the early 1990s with the arrival of middle-aged professionals toting toddlers. Still, Bloor...

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Nov 10, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Over 1,000 Crimean Tatars elected...

  Below is an article published by Kyiv Post:   A total of 21 Crimean Tatars were elected as town or district heads, and over 110 Crimean Tatar deputies were elected to district or city councils,...

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Sep 22, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Support from OSCE Commissioner...

  Below is an article published by the Crimean News Agency:   The High Commissioner of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe on National Minorities Knut Vollebaek will assist...

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Sep 20, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Social Housing for those returning...

  Below is an article published by NRCU-Ukrainian Radio:   People returning to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (southern Ukraine) after Stalin's deportations will be provided with social...

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Sep 01, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Only Regional Candidates on Party...

  Below is an article published by QHA: Any strangers will not [be on] the party list of candidates to the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea, stated Vasyl Dzharty during his press conference yesterday,...

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Aug 30, 2010

Crimean Tatars: The Mejlis Releases a Statement...

Below is a statement issued by the Crimean Tatar Mejlis:   Resolution of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People   On preparation of the International Forum on the restoration of the rights of...

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Aug 30, 2010

Response to Chatham House Briefing Paper “The...

The August 2010 Chatham House Briefing Paper entitled “The Mortgaging of Ukraine’s Independence”, written by James Sherr, is a welcome addition to the debate on the future direction of...

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Aug 19, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Fear For Future

  Below is an article published by Aljazeera:   "I've already been here for 960 days, and today is the 961st," said the weather-beaten Tatar man, squinting beneath the powerful Crimean sun.  Seydamet...

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Aug 13, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Kiev Moves To Address Problems...

  Below is an article published by ForUm:   President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych gave a number of instructions aimed at solving problems he had discussed with the Crimean Tatars during his...

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Aug 04, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Boycott Meeting with Ukrainian...

  Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: A group of Crimean Tatars has boycotted a meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to protest the inclusion of some...

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Jul 29, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Majlis Begins To Prepare For Upcoming...

Below is an article published by Crimean News Agency: The Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people has established the Central Headquarters on organization and holding elections of the deputies of the Verkhovna...

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Jul 21, 2010

Crimean Tatars: International Forum to be Hel...

Below is an article published by the Kyiv PostThe next session of the Kurultai (congress) of Crimean Tatars will be held on August 28-29, 2010. A relevant decision was taken at a meeting of the Mejlis,...

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Jul 08, 2010

Crimean Tatar: Remembering the Urumchi Tragedy...

  Below is an article published by Bizim Qirim:  The action was dedicated to the anniversary of the tragedy in Urumchi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China....

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Jun 24, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Ukrainian Prime Minister Planning...

  Below is an article published by Kiyav-Post:"We are ready to hold a dialog, and I'm planning to make a working visit to Crimea," he said at a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday...

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May 17, 2010

Crimean Tatars: PACE's Turkish Head Says To Continue...

   Below is an article published by World Bulletin:President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Mevlut Cavusoglu said PACE would continue to undertake mediation...

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May 10, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Turkey Says Ready for Tatar Education...

 Below is an article published by: World Bulletin Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu proceeded to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Thursday after completing his talks in Kiev, Ukraine....

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May 05, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Without Representation in Ukraine...

  Below an article published by Eurasia Review : Moscow is celebrating its Sevastopol accord with Kyiv as “a victory … over the West,” but unless it...

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Apr 29, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Leader Dzhemilev Attacks Ukraine's...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe:On April 27, the Russian and Ukrainian parliaments ratified an agreement to extend Russia's lease of the Crimean port of Sevastopol for its Black...

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Apr 21, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Resolving Crimean Repatriates...

 Below an article published by Kyiv Post: The permanent presidential representative in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Serhiy Kunitsyn, has told members of the president's...

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Apr 12, 2010

Crimean Tartars: Anti-Tatar Rhetoric Raises Q...

Below is an article published by Eurasia Review :The anti-Crimean Tatar statements and actions of the new Ukrainian interior minister, who had served as MVD chief in Crimea prior to his elevation, raise...

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Mar 18, 2010

Crimea After the Elections: Mustafa Jemilev Informs...

In his speech Mr. Jemilev pointed to the necessity to include the Crimean Tatar issue in the agenda of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. He criticized the appointment of Anatoliy Mogilev as Ukraine’s...

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Mar 08, 2010

Crimean Tatars: New Crimean Tatar Women’s Journal...

   Below is an article published by Eurasia Review:A Crimean Tatar journal for women launched this week represents the latest development in a trend that has attracted relatively little...

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Feb 25, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Online Newspapers Disappearing...

 Below is an article published by: The Moscow TimesPrior to the rise of the Internet, many students of minority nationalities often found themselves in the position of those interested in medieval...

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Feb 25, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Linguists Urge Switching To Latin...

 Below is an article published by: Radio Free Europe Radio LibertyThe issue was discussed by dozens of linguists and other language experts at a special seminar held in Simferopol, Ukraine, on February...

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Dec 28, 2009

Crimean Tatars: Turkey May Send Tatar Diaspora...

 Below is an article published by World Bulletin: Pro-Russian media in Ukraine speculated Turkey's proposition to abolish visas with Ukraine, Crimean news agency (QHA) said. The most widespread...

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Dec 14, 2009

Crimean Tatars: Demand Provision of their Rights,...

Below is an article published by Kyiv PostThe rally was dedicated to the International Day of Human Rights. About 200 people took part in the rally. The rally was held under Crimean Tatar flags and posters...

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Dec 08, 2009

Crimean Tatars: Refusing To Replace Longtime ...

   Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe; Radio Liberty: The Crimean Tatar Kurultai (Congress) held on December 5-6 [2009] in the Ukrainian city of Simferopol debated two main...

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Dec 07, 2009

Crimean Tatar: Leader Backs EU, NATO Membership...

 Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe: Mustafa Dzhemilev, the head of the Crimean Tatars' Mejlis or parliament, spoke to RFE/RL on December 4 ahead of the Kurultai, or Crimean...

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Oct 08, 2009

Crimean Tatars: Crimean Tatars to Hold Cleaning...

   Below is an article published by World Bulletin :   Kerch city majlis and the Sharq (East) Muslim community are calling on the Muslims to take part on the cleaning day in the old...

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Aug 31, 2009

Crimean Tatars: 150-Year Old History Book Published...

Below is an article published by World Bulletin :Crimean Tatars published a 150-year old English book that offers historical heritage of Crimean peninsula, for second time during the decades, a report...

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Aug 25, 2009

Crimean Tatars: EU Regional Development Agency...

Below is an article published by the Bsanna News :The European Commission intends to open the Regional Development Agency in Crimea, a priority of its activities will include development of the resort-tourist...

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Aug 18, 2009

Crimean Tatars: OSCE Mission Meets Majlis to Discuss...

Below is an article published by World Bulletin :  The high OSCE commissioner visited Crimea and met with top officials of the Crimean Tatars Majlis, a report said.The senior adviser of the OSCE High...

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Aug 04, 2009

Crimean Tatars: Protesters Attacked In Kyiv

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:A group of Crimean Tatar protesters camped out in front of the Ukrainian government building in Kyiv have been attacked by several dozen...

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Jul 17, 2009

Crimean Tatars: Ongoing Rallies for Land Restitution...

Some 2,000 Crimean Tatars have protested to demand the restitution of land that they lost when they or their relatives were deported more than 60 years ago, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service reports....

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Jul 12, 2009

Crimean Tatars: Stakeholders Discuss the Road...

On 2 July 2009, representatives of Crimean academia, politics, and business gathered together in Brussels to discuss what the future might hold for the Crimea. This is at the same time as the Black Sea...

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Jul 06, 2009

Crimean Tatars: Possible Course Change for Ky...

  Below is an article published by the Georgian Daily: Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has asked prosecutors to consider opening a criminal case against those who deported the Crimean Tatars...

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Jun 11, 2009

Crimean Tatars: Group Provides Information to...

Below is an article published by Georgian Daily: Declaring that Kyiv’s neglect of their rights leaves them no choice, a group of Crimean Tatar activists said this week that they will “block...

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Jun 04, 2009

Crimean Tatars: Nobel Peace Prize Nomination

 Below is an article published by Georgian Daily:The nomination comes at the First World Congress of the Crimean Tatars.The First World Congress of the Crimean Tatars (WCCT) ended after the delegates...

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May 26, 2009

Crimean Tatars: Proclaim Creation of NGO

  Below is a statement issued  by Bsanna News: Simferopol closed the first world congress of the Crimean Tatars, involving delegates from 162 non-governmental organizations from 12...

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May 25, 2009

Crimean Tartars: Ukraine to Investigate Depor...

  Below is an article published by Gather :Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, head of the State Security Service of Ukraine has announced that he is establishing a special unit to investigate Stalin-era...

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May 20, 2009

Crimean Tartars: Fight for Language Rights on...

  Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe :SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine -- At least 15,000 Crimean Tatars gathered in central Simferopol to mark the 65th anniversary of their deportation and...

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May 19, 2009

Crimean Tartars: Rally Outside Ukrainian Parl...

   Below is an article published by Kyiv Post : The Crimean Tatars [rallied] opposite the building of the Ukrainian parliament on Monday [18 May 2009], on the occasion of the 65th anniversary...

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May 13, 2009

Crimean Tartars: Association for Exiled Child...

 Below is an article published by the World Bulletin:The Association of Crimean Tatar Villagers" will form another association for deported children, the establishment announced last week [May...

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Feb 19, 2009

Crimean Tatars: Police and Minorities Brought...

 Below is an article published by: The OSCE Written by Dmitri Alechkevitch and Oleg Smirnov In the late 1980s and early 1990s, thousands of Crimean Tatars came back to their homeland in Ukraine after...

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Feb 03, 2009

Crimean Tatars: Europe Asked To Settle Dispute...

   Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe: The body representing the Crimean Tatars, the Mejlis, has called on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to moderate...

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Dec 02, 2008

Crimean Tatars: Rally for Return of Land

   Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe: Some 2,000 repatriated Crimean Tatars gathered in front of the Crimean Supreme Council in the Ukrainian city of Simferopol to...

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Sep 23, 2008

Crimea: Russia’s Gunboat Diplomacy?

Below is an article published by BBC News :The row over the future of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Crimea could become a flashpoint in the already strained relations between Kiev and Moscow, says the...

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Sep 16, 2008

Crimean Tartars: Ukraine Gov't Falls Apart

Below is an article published by BBC News:President Viktor Yushchenko has been involved in a long-running dispute with Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. The president's Our Ukraine bloc left the...

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Aug 26, 2008

Crimean Tartars: Crimea Could Be Next Flashpoint...

Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe:Ukrainian fighter jets swooped low over the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, and tanks and armored personnel carriers rumbled along the city's main Khreschatyk...

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Feb 29, 2008

Crimean Tartars: Violence Against Minorities

European Commission against Racism published a report on acts of intolerance against various ethnic groups in Ukraine. Below is an Article written Agence France-Presse published by IFocus: Discrimination...

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Feb 12, 2008

Crimean Tatars: Tatar Cemetery Vandalized

More than 200 Tatar grave stones were vandalized in what might be an attempt to stir up ethnic tension between Muslim Tatars, ethnic Ukrainians and Russians in Ukraine's Black Sea Crimea peninsula. Below...

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Nov 20, 2007

Crimean Tatars: Appeal to OSCE on Human Right...

As they face increasing Ukrainian discrimination, Crimean Tatars appeal to the OSCE High Commissioner on Human Rights concerning their situation in Ukraine and their recognition of their collective rights...

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Nov 15, 2007

Crimean Tatars: Tensions Over Land

Dispute over lands between the Crimean Tatars, historically originated from Crimea, and the state have increased in the recent months as the authorities are stepping up to settle the issue of land allocation. Below...

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Oct 10, 2007

Crimean Tatars: Do They Still Have a Home?

As Crimean Tatars return from exile, they face continuous challenges concerning their rehabilitation in their homeland.  Below is an excerpt from an article published by Laurence Lee for Al Jazeera: After...

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Sep 06, 2007

Crimean Tartars: The Past Still Haunts

Despite a 40 year-old decree ending official discrimination, many Crimean Tartars believe they have yet to achieve equal status.  Below is an article by Volodymyr Prytula for Radio Free Europe/Radio...

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May 21, 2007

Crimean Tatars: Deportation Memorial Day

Last Friday (18 May 2007) thousands of Crimean Tatars commemorated the 63rd anniversary of their deportation. An occasion also to voice their outstanding claims and concerns. Below is an article published...

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Feb 20, 2007

Crimean Tartars: Protest Land Seizure

Below is an article published by Kyiv Post: About a thousand Crimean Tatars rallied Monday on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula to demand the return of land seized after Soviet leader Josef Stalin forced the...

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Jan 23, 2007

Crimean Tartars: Protest to Reclaim Lands

Below is an excerpt from an article published by Kyiv Post:  Thousands of Crimean Tatars rallied Monday on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula to demand the return of land seized after Soviet leader Josef...

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Jan 11, 2007

Crimean Tatars: Ukraine's President Meets Crimean...

Below is an article published by ForUm: Victor Yushchenko met with Crimea’s Speaker Anatoly Hrytsenko and Prime Minister Viktor Plakyda, president's press office reported. They spoke about the...

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Dec 26, 2006

Crimean Tatars: Ukrainian FM Attended Crimean-Tatar...

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Borys Tarasyuk visited Crimean-Tatar congress in Crimea, where public organization “Proryv” (break through – ed.) presented him a young pig by name Tarasyonok....

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Oct 26, 2006

Crimean Tatars: OSCE High Commissioner on National...

OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Rolf Ekeus arrived in Simferopol, Crimea, “Cabinet’s press office” reported. As Chairman of the Crimean Parliament Anatoliy Gritsenko said...

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Sep 19, 2006

Crimean Tatars: Assassination Attempt against...

Kiev- Assailants threw an incendiary device into a building adjoining a mosque in Ukraine's Crimea province, a region heavily settled by ethnic Tartars, the Interfax news agency reported Monday. A member...

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Aug 22, 2006

Crimean Tatars: Ukraine President meets Tatar...

Victor Yushchenko has met with leaders of Crimean Tatars, according to the Presidents press-office. Gennadiy Moskal, the Presidents Crimea Representative, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Head of the Presidential...

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Aug 07, 2006

Crimean Tatars: Oral Intervention at the UNWGIP...

Mr. Ayder Mustafayev (pictured) of Namus Organisation speaks at the 24th Session of the WGIP in Geneva under Agenda Items 4a (General debate) and 4b (Utilization of indigenous peoples land by non-indigenous...

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Dec 13, 2005

Crimean Tatars: Call On Kyiv To Restore Their...

Members of the Crimean Tatar Congress gathered in the main Crimean city Simferopol said yesterday that Ukraine's integration with the West should not go forward until Kyiv restores Tatar rights....

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Dec 07, 2005

Crimean Tatars: Suffer from Discrimination

The president of the Foundation for the Study and Support of Native Peoples of the Crimea, Nadir Bekirov, announced at a press conference in Kiev that Ukraine is “turning into a racist state”...

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Oct 05, 2005

Crimean Tatars: Will New Prime Minister Make Crimea...

Following recent events in Kyiv, Ukraine's only autonomous republic, Crimea, has dismissed its prime minister. The two events were not directly linked. Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko fired...

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Jun 09, 2005

Crimean Tatars Receive Help from UNHCR to Return...

Untitled Document KYIV, Ukraine, June 8 (UNHCR) – The Izetov family could rival any legislator, politician or lawyer in their knowledge of Ukraine's Citizenship Law and procedures,...

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Jun 08, 2005

Crimean Tatars Situation Discussed at Turkey-Ukraine...

Untitled Document Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko met with Turkish leaders Tuesday and said the two Black Sea powers would press forward with their European aspirations. ...

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May 31, 2005

Crimean Tatars Dissatisfied With Yushchenko S...

Untitled Document Crimean Tatars are indignant over a recent statement by Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko that the Milli Mejlis, or Tatar National Congress, should reject its...

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May 25, 2005

Crimean Tatars: Ukrainian Party Leader to Stand...

Untitled Document The leader of Ukrainian National Assembly (UNA), Eduard Kovalenko, being in prison, declared about his intention to stand up against seizure of land by Tatars....

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May 23, 2005

Crimean Tatars Organisation Appeals to UN Special...

Untitled Document   Statement by Nadir Bekir, President of the Foundation for Research and Support of Indigenous Peoples of Crimea to Hina Jilani, UN Special Representative...

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May 18, 2005

Crimean Tatars Campaign for the Protection of...

Untitled Document On 29 December 2004 Simferopol Central District Court brought in a verdict on the activist of the National Movement, member of the Board of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar...

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May 18, 2005

Crimean Tatars Commemorate Anniversary of Dep...

Untitled Document On 16 May 2005 a solemn ceremony of the victims of 1944 deportation monument's opening took place in village Kolchughino of Simferopol area. The monument executed...

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May 17, 2005

Crimean Tatars: 61 Years After Deportations, Crimean...

Untitled Document The name of Mustafa Cemilev is synonymous with the Crimean Tatars’ decades-long struggle to obtain reparations for their suffering due to the deportations...

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May 16, 2005

Crimean Tatars: Power-Sharing Deal Gives Tatar...

Untitled Document Prague, 13 May 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Leaders of the Crimean Tatar community, who have for years fought for greater political representation and economic rights on the peninsula,...

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May 10, 2005

Crimean Tatars: Yushchenko to Return Stolen L...

Untitled Document KYIV - President Viktor Yushchenko and his wife Kateryna together with their children visited the zoo in Yalta on Thursday. In a conversation with journalists Yushchenko...

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Apr 14, 2005

Crimean Tatars Oppose Stalin Monument

Untitled Document A monument potraying the World War II 'Big Three' - Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill is to be unveiled in Volgograd ahead of the 60th anniversary of allied victory...

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Mar 25, 2005

Crimean Tatars: Ukraine Airs Crimean Tatar Ra...

Tens of thousands of Tatars were exiled to Central Asia by Soviet authorities and they were only allowed home to the Crimea in the last years of the USSR. Many Crimean Tatars in Ukraine say they...

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Feb 28, 2005

Crimean Tatars: The Expanded Session of the Mejlis...

On February, 19 in Bakhchisaray in the building of the Bakhchsaray regional council regular 133-rd expanded session of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people with participation of the regional...

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Feb 23, 2005

Crimean Tatars: Policy of The New Government of...

The Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev sharply critisized manpower policy of the new government of Ukraine. In his interview to the Ukraina Moloda newspaper, he...

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Feb 15, 2005

Crimean Tatars: No Stalin Monument in the Cri...

As our Maidan correspondent was informed, the Crimean government, quietly and without fanfare, cancelled plans to place at the Livadia Palace a monument to mark the 60th anniversary of the Yalta ...

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Feb 07, 2005

Crimean Tatars: Tatar Fury Over Yalta Monument...

A dispute over a monument to Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin overshadowed the 60th anniversary of the Yalta Conference yesterday. Residents of Yalta, the city on the Crimean...

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Feb 01, 2005

Crimean Tatars: Crimea Leans to Yuschenko

The joint forum of democratic organizations had taken place in Simferopol. Participants of the event claimed support the new president of Ukraine. Forum was organized upon the call from the parties...

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Jan 28, 2005

Crimean Tatars Look Warmly at EU Membership

Tatars living in the Crimean Autonomous Republic, which is dependent on Ukraine, also support Ukraine's potential European Union (EU) membership. After the pro-Western candidate's victory in the...

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Jan 12, 2005

Crimean Tatars: Three Challenges

Untitled Document The Crimean Tatars overwhelmingly backed the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, but in the wake of that victory, they face three challenges to their national aspirations:...

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Dec 13, 2004

Crimean Tatars: Orange Revolution an opportunity...

Untitled Document December 10, 2004 marks the fifty-sixth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly. This historic...

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Nov 22, 2004

Ukraine Polls contested by Crimean Tatars

Untitled Document According to the Crimean Tatar lawyers League 50 % of Belogorsk voters were deprived votes at the elections on October 31. The Crimean Tatar lawyers league "Initsium"...

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Oct 31, 2004

Ukrainian Presidential Candidate Viktor Yanukovich...

Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych is against setting up a national autonomy in Crimea. He said this today, on the last day of canvassing, in an address to voters at the Artem defence-sector...

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Sep 22, 2004

Crimean Tatars: Tatar Congress condemns radicals...

Untitled Document ANALYSIS: By Mykyta Kasyanenko Den, Kiev, Ukraine, in Ukrainian 15 Sep 04 BBC Monitoring Service, UK, in English, Sun, Sep 19, 2004 The Congress of the...

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Jul 26, 2004

Crimean Tatars: President vetoed the Law on Restoration...

Untitled Document Crimean Tatars do not understand why president vetoed the Law on restoration of the rights of persons deported on ethnic basis The First Deputy Chairman of the...

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Jul 26, 2004

Crimean Tatars: Crimean Tatars will support Yushchenko...

Untitled Document The Mejlis has recommended Kurultai to support the leader of Our Ukraine bloc at the upcoming presidential elections The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people...

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Jul 26, 2004

Crimean Tatars: Islamis Development Bank supports...

Untitled Document The Islamic Development Bank will support projects for the development of education and health for the Muslims living in Crimea," said Dr. Said Abbas, the...

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Jul 22, 2004

Crimean Tatars: Statement at the WGIP

Untitled Document I would like to speak on the Indigenous Decade. I think it is a universal question that covers all the question. Some government and some agencies are proposing...

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Jul 22, 2004

Crimean Tatars: Statement at the WGIP

Untitled Document The problem of the conflict resolution is perhaps the most important problem for all Indigenous Peoples of the World. Because nor cultural heritage protection,...

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Jun 30, 2004

Crimean Tatars: Crimean Tatars launch protest...

SIMFEROPOL, June 29 - Crimean Tatars placed seven tents in front of the Crimean government’s building in downtown Simferopol on Tuesday to demand land lots in Partenit and Maly Mayak resorts...

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Jun 28, 2004

Crimean Tatars: Ukraine to enforce equal rights...

Ukraine is to introduce a law to restore full rights to Crimean Tatars and other groups exiled by the former Soviet Union because of their ethnic origins. The new law aims to redress years of discrimination...

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Jun 02, 2004

Crimean Tatars: Council of Europe looks at situation...

SIMFEROPOL. June 1 (Interfax) - The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe's monitoring committee on Ukraine, Hanne Severinsen and Renate Vohlwend, are studying the situation...

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May 19, 2004

Crimean Tatars: Crimean Tatars recall mass ex...

Thousands of people have gathered in Ukraine's southern region of Crimea to mark the 60th anniversary of the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars. Some 200,000 Crimean Tatars were accused by the then...

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2009 Conference and Fact Finding Mission: Restoration...

 8th-11th October 2009, Crimea UNPO visited the Crimean peninsula in the Ukraine in October 2009 to conduct a short fact finding mission into the economic, social and political situation of...

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