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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The European Parliament called for the punishment of Russia for a ban on Crimean Tatar Mejlis

The European Parliament called on EU countries to impose sanctions against individuals responsible for prohibition of activities of the Crimean Tatar Majlis on the territory of the Russian Federation. The corresponding resolution was supported at the plenary session of the European Parliament.

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Members of Evroparlamenta criticized the verdict of the Supreme court of the Crimea on the prohibition of the Majlis and demanded that this decision was immediately canceled, RIA Novosti reported.

MEPs also called on the organization to provide financial aid and increase funding to human rights defenders working on behalf of Crimea outside the Russian Federation. In support of the document spoke of deputies 307, 232 opposed, 27 decided to abstain.

It is worth noting that the European Parliament resolution on foreign policy are for guidance only and do not play much importance in the formulation of foreign policy of member countries of the European Union.

April 18 the Russian Ministry of justice has made “the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people” in the list of extremist organizations. Its leaders Refat Chubarov and Mustafa Dzhemilev have been put on the international wanted list, and the organizer of the blockade of the Crimea Lenur islyamov — in Federal.

A week later, the Supreme court of Crimea has satisfied representation of the Prosecutor of the Republic Natalia Poklonskaya banned the activities of the organization.

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