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Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Authorities Threaten to 'Liquidate' Crimean Tatar Council

Crimea's prosecutor has threatened to outlaw Crimean Tatars' main self-governing body for "extremist" activities, reading out a warning to their leader in Russian despite his repeated appeals for a translation into the official language of their autonomy.

The Sunday admonition by prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya to Mejlis leader Refat Chubarov was seen by some as an ominous sign for the Crimean Tatars, whose former head Mustafa Dzhemilev was banned from entering the Black Sea peninsula the previous day.

In a video posted on YouTube, prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya described the massive rallies by Crimean Tatars against the ban on Dzhemilev's entry as "illegal" gatherings marked by "violence and threats of violence,"

"I am warning Refar Abdurakhmanovich Chubarov, the chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, about the unacceptability of carrying out extremist activities, I demand an immediate secession of extremist activity," Poklonskaya said.

Chubarov attempted to cut in: "I am having much trouble catching on the meaning," he said. "Please, in Crimean Tatar, in an official language, or at least in Ukrainian."

Poklonskaya plowed on, raising her voice to drown out the protests.

If the "violations noted above are not eliminated," the "Crimean Tatar Mejlis will be liquidated" and "its activity on the territory of the Russian Federation will be banned," she said.

"You have violated my rights," Chubarov said told Crimea's prosecutor by reading out her warning "not in my native language, not in the official language."

A reader on the Ekho Moskvy website said Sunday that the "repressions" constituted "nothing new" for Russia, but that repressing the "Crimean Tatars, who have already survived the horror of the purges, may backfire for the regime — and it will."

Crimean Tatars, whose members were persecuted and exiled from their homeland under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, have opposed Russia's annexation of Crimea, though Moscow has sought to appease any protests by promising to grant Crimean Tatars the same kind of self-governing and linguistic autonomy they enjoyed in Ukraine.

In a televised appearance last month, Putin said he had signed a decree to "rehabilitate" the Crimean Tatars and other ethnic minorities on the peninsula — "all those who suffered during Stalin's repressions."

The decree, published on the Kremlin website, also said it aimed to "restore historical justice and remove the consequences of the illegal deportation" and to "foster the creation and development of national-cultural autonomies."


Русский: Прокурор Крыма старший советник юстиции Наталья Владимировна Поклонская
English: Natalia Poklonskaya, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Crimea from 2014 onwards, at the expanded board meeting of the office of the Prosecutor General of Russia on 24 March 2015.

Majlis hit black list of Russian Justice Ministry: organisation suspended

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 13:45


Natalia Poklonskaya
The Russian Ministry of Justice has included the Majlis of the Crimean Tatars in the list of organisations whose activities are suspended due to their extremist activity.

According to The Politnavigator, it is reported on the site of the Ministry.

‘The public association "Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people" is included in the list of public associations and religious organisations whose activities have been suspended due to their extremist activities,’ says the publication.

According to the information, this decision was made by the Ministry of Justice on April 18, ‘on the basis of decisions of the prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea to suspend the activities of the public association’.

On April 13 the prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya reported that she had decided to suspend activity of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people on the peninsula until a court decision.

DONi News Agency


Yulia Tymoshenko versus Natalia Poklonskaya.

22nd April 2016, republic Crimea, Russia

Finally, the self-satisfied, ignorant and impudent persons of the US State Department received an adequate response. The Prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya offered to the US Department of State follow: if they considered the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars as democratic organization, then they should to create it in their own country.

I want to remind that Mustafa Jemilev and Refat Chubarov, leaders of "Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars" organized food and goods blockade of Crimea. Also their thugs blown up pillars of power lines and left Crimea without electricity in end of November. Also they threat to organize sea blockade of Crimea, to blow up Energy Bridge to Crimea and sabotage building of Kerch Bridge. Also they called Crimean Tatars who are in Crimea to commit terror acts and acts of sabotage.

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