Crimean Tatars elected body was banned as an extremist organization
Ukrainian Ministry of Justice plans to file a lawsuit in the European Сourt for Human Rights before the end of the year. Now law enforcement agencies gather all the necessary information about persons involved in making the illegal decision. Russia should appear in court as a defendant country.
Ukraine's Foreign Ministry condemned the ruling and called Russia to immediately stop "the oppression of the Crimean Tatar community in Crimea".
On April 26, 2016, more than two years after Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, Crimea's pro-Russian Supreme Court branded the Mejlis as an extremist organization and officially banned it.
The Mejlis had been legalized by the Ukrainian government in 1999.