Dzhemilev: Crimean self-defense compiled lists of Crimean Tatars to be “liquidated”



Article by: Lana Dollenberg
Translated by: Olena Kozlova-Pates

Kyiv – The so-called Crimean self-defense has compiled lists of representatives of local mejlises (representative body of the Crimean Tatars, indigenous people of Ukraine) to be “liquidated.” Mustafa Dzhemilev, the national leader of the Crimean Tatar people and Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, informed

“Such lists exist for those in Bakhisarai and Saduk mejlises. The individuals will either have to disappear or they will be liquidated,” he reported. While saying that, Mustafa Dzhemilev noted that in response, the Crimean Tatars would compile “self-defense” representatives’ lists, adhering to principles of non-violence in the tradition of the national movement of the indigenous people of Crimea.

As reported earlier, massive search efforts have been underway in homes and educational institutions of the Crimean Muslims. On September 16, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars in Simferopol was raided. A day later, the Russian security forces and judicial system representatives sealed the Mejlis building and forcibly removed its staff, as well as representatives of Crimean Tatars organization and media.

Translated by: Olena Kozlova-Pates

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