Category Crimean Tatars

Crimean Tatars – The Nation Stalin Deported

The Crimean Tatars faced deportation from the peninsula under Stalin in 1944. Today, they are facing a new policy of persecution. The Crimean Tatars have existed as a community for over 700 years, after the revolution in 1917 they formed  the first democratic republic in the Islamic world , the Crimean Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic existed until […]

Chief Rabbi of Ukraine: The world must not ignore the suffering of the Crimean Tatars the way it once ignored ours

Our cry must be heard, so that the horror of the past is not repeated here and now. Our words must ring out because the world is now silent about the fate of the Crimean Tatars.  This was the message on May 18 from Yaakov Dov Bleich, Chief Rabbi of Ukraine speaking at the remembrance […]

Russia’s Conveyor Belt of Repression in Occupied Crimea

There is no evidence of any terrorist activities in Crimea, yet Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and 3 other opponents of annexation are serving huge sentences for supposed terrorism, and the number of such convictions is likely to increase with the trial this week of four Crimean Muslims and an ever-increasing number of new arrests.  Nuri […]

Russian Secret Police terrorizes Crimean Tatar school students in Crimea

  Halya Coynash They look for ‘dissidents’ early in Russian-occupied Crimea.  On May 27, the day before an exam, FSB officers turned up at a school in Feodosia to grill Crimean Tatar 9th grade students on possible ‘incorrect’ thinking. School No. 15 in the village of Blyzhnye near Feodosia is a Russian-language school, but there […]

In Occupied Crimea Repressions of the Tatars continue unabated

The Tatars are the Palestinians Of Europe Exclusive interview by Ukrainian social activist Ilmi Umerov with Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis (Tatar self-governing councils) Ilmi Umerov told about a new phase of Russian repressions against the Crimean Tatars: dozens of people are missing, some of them were found dead. May 18 is Day of Remembrance […]

Russia Declares War on Crimean Tatars

Republished below is an personal article by Halya Coynash of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group on the ongoing oppression of the Crimean Tatars since the Russian annexation of Crimea.  Once the majority of the population Crimea, the Tatars have a long history of oppression notably the mass deportation  of the entire population by Stalin […]

Russian state terror, torture against Crimean Muslims

By | Halya Coynash Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group Search on Feb 11 Armed searches are continuing in Russian-occupied Crimea with torture methods used against at least one Crimean Tatar.  More details have also emerged of the four Crimean Muslims remanded in custody, though none that could possibly explain their arrest.  Vadim Siruk’s wife, who is […]