Ukraine intends to challenge the decision by the Russian Federation to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People at the European Court of Human Rights, First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Natalia Sevostyanova told a press conference June, 23 as cited by a QHA correspondent.

- We have already prepared a separate complaint concerning the Mejlis. We do not want to lodge it along with the others since it is very important. In a week or two, we will send it to the ECHR. In fact, it is ready to be submitted now, but we want to get the latest evidence for its reinforcement, said Sevostyanova.

April, 13 this year the self-proclaimed "Crimean Prosecutor" Natalia Poklonskaya rendered a decision "to suspend the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People".

April, 19 Russian Ministry of Justice recognized Mejlis an extremist organization.

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