: Crimean Tatar Mejlis could be banned
Politics16:12 Apr. 25, 2016

Crimean Tatar Mejlis could be banned

Various international human rights groups have repeatedly criticized the trial process

The ban of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis can go in full action today, April 25.

The so-called authorities of the Russia-annexed Crimean peninsula are attempting to forbid the institution from functioning in Crimea. 

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The Simferopol court is set to begin hearing the case whether the Mejlis - a vital establishment for the Crimean Tatar population - is accused of being a terrorist and extremist organization. 

The case was launched by the Russia-appointed so-called prosecutor Natalia Poklonska. The Crimean Tatar Mejlis has already been banned in Russia by the country's Minister of Justice. 

Read also Initiators of Mejlis ban under criminal investigation in Ukraine

Various international human rights groups have repeatedly criticized the trial process. PACE representatives have stated the "Crimean government" wants to forbid Mejlis because it opposes the occupation of the peninsula.

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