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Tatars cannot face racial discrimination in Russia

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Pavlo Klimkin [Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine] rejoices that they have brought to the International Court of the United Nations as much as ninety kilos of evidences on seventeen and a half thousand pages – and about what? Concerning the financing of terrorism […] and about racial discrimination. Racial discrimination by whom and by what principle? Since when our (Russia’s) Crimean Tatars have been separated on a racial basis?



The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination adopted by the UN in 1966 defines racial discrimination as any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin  [see in English: https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-2&chapter=4&clang=_en  ]. On June 12, 2018, Ukraine submitted to the International Court of Justice in The Hague a memorandum on what Ukraine sees as Russia violating the Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

More on Tatar people www.britannica.com/topic/Tatar,


In 2017, there were 48 political prisoners in the annexed Crimea and half of them were Crimean Tatars.  http://www.radiopolsha.pl/6/249/Artykul/330183. The same year in Crimea, nearly a hundred Crimean Tatar children stayed without their fathers, who had been arrested by Russian authorities. See in English:    www.hrw.org/news/2017/11/28/100-crimean-tatar-kids-who-lost-their-fathers,

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Reported in: Issue 112
Date: 13.06.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: Racism
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 2:38
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