Tag: Crimean Tatars

Mustafa Dzhemilev’s unwavering determination to defend Crimean Tatars’ rights


  Two traumatic events, 70 years apart, frame the life and struggles of Mustafa Dzhemilev, according to National Endowment for Democracy President Carl Gershman. The first was Stalin’s forced deportation… Read more »

Mustafa Dzhemilev: Crimean Tatars ‘known for history of nonviolent resistance’


Russia’s federal security service, the FSB, this week claimed to have discovered and terminated the activity of a so-called ‘extremist group’, allegedly created by Crimean Tatar leaders Mustafa Dzhemilev (above)… Read more »

Crimean Tatar activist still confined in mental hospital


  Leading Crimean Tatar representative Ilmi Umerov has not been released from a mental hospital, his lawyer Mark Feygin said. “Together with Ilmi’s family we came to the hospital. He… Read more »

Russia’s election countdown: ‘No one untouchable’ on violations?


The head of Russia ‘s Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, said that an interdepartmental working group is being set up to quickly react to election violations, the Moscow Times reports:… Read more »