Disinfo: The Crimean Tatar Mejlis (self-governing body) is a US creation,…

Summary

The Crimean Tatar Mejlis (self-governing body) is a US creation, financed by the US State Department. This is why the US has condemned the decision of Russia’s Supreme Court to uphold the ban on the Mejlis.

Disproof

No evidence given. The Mejlis was established in 1991 prior to Ukrainian independence. According to the Mejllis charter, the organisation is financed by donations and contributions from individuals, organisations, foundations, and grants. This is not the first time that Russian authorities in Crimea are claiming that the US is behind the Mejlis. bit.ly/2e58SEZ,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue43
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/10/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Crimea

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The German government and intelligence services criminalise criticism of immigration

The German government and intelligence services criminalise criticism of immigration policies and speculations about the establishment of organised units terrorising the opposition are growing. This is proven by a recent arson attack on the chairwoman of AfD Frauke Petry. Furthermore, crime and sexual assaults perpetrated by Muslims have increased in large cities in Germany, making it almost impossibe to go out in the evenings.

Disproof

No evidence given for the claim that the opposition is oppressed by the government. The assault on Frauke Petry was carried out by an unknown perpetrator and the German police are investigating the case (bit.ly/2cF0IPJ), . According to the German Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (BKA) the number of crimes committed by refugees has risen proportionally slower than the number of refugees: (bit.ly/2aauKYS), .