Disinfo: Crimean tatars behind Crimea’s destabilisation

Summary

One of the main reasons behind Crimea’s destabilisation is the Majlis of the Crimean Tatars. The leaders of (the currently banned) Majlis provoke acts of crime and terrorism from abroad. The Majlis was illegal even in Ukraine and majorly corrupted. The Mejlis leaders are parts of the plans of the Ukrainian regime. Crimean Tatar leaders are supporting the persecution of their own people because they turn a blind eye to the ongoing “ethnocultural genocide”.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation about the persecution of minorities in Ukraine. According to Amnesty International, the Crimean Tartars are repressed by the occupying Russian authorities www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/12/crimea-more-than-70-crimean-tatar-activists-put-on-trial-simultaneously-in-brazen-crackdown/,

The Majlis had been an assembly of the Tatar minority in Crimea before it was banned by Russian authorities. Its leaders, who were Ukranian MPs, left for Ukraine after the annexation of Crimea. No evidence that they were organising terrorism. Even though they protest from Ukraine, they do not organise terrorism, nor were there any major corruption scandals in connection with the Majlis while it existed. Furthermore, there is no proof that an "ethnocultural genocide" is taking place in Ukraine in which Majlis leaders would in any way be complicit.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 116
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/07/2018
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: illegal annexation, Human rights, Freedom of speech, Crimean Tatars, Genocide, Crimea

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