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Banning the Majlis: Another Manifestation of Russian Repression of the Crimean Tatars
Banning the Majlis: Another Manifestation of Russian Repression of the Crimean Tatars

Author(s): Piotr Kościński
Subject(s): Public Administration, Public Law, Security and defense, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Crimea; Crimean Tatars; Russia; society; Ukraine
Summary/Abstract: On 26 April, the Supreme Court of Crimea banned the Majlis, the representation of Crimean Tatars, recognising it as an extremist organisation. Thus, Russia has eliminated opposition activity by the Crimean Tatars, replacing the Majlis with Russian-created structures that present the façade of representing the Tatar community. The growing Russian repression means that an entire ethnic group, which was persecuted in the days of the Soviet Union, is threatened. This implies the need for support from the international community by, among other things, monitoring the actions of the Russian authorities and condemning repression.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English