Disinfo: Mustafa Dzhemilev is a terrorist who calls for killing Crimeans


Mustafa Dzhemilev is a terrorist who calls for killing Russians and also for killing Crimeans.


Repeated disinformation about Crimean Tatars (https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=crimean+tatars&disinfo_issue=&date=) and their leader, a former Soviet dissident and human rights advocate Mustafa Dzhemilev (https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=dzhemilev&disinfo_issue=&date=). There is no evidence that Mustafa Dzhemilev would call for killing Russians or Ukrainians in Crimea.


  • Reported in: Issue122
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Mustafa Dzhemilev, Crimean Tatars


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