As of today, the international human rights organizations have no consolidation on the protection of the Crimean Tatars national rights, like it was a few decades ago, said the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov during a round table "Achievements and losses of the Helsinki movement in terms of human rights" in the framework of the Forum on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group.
“Today, we no longer feel alone, because we try to rely on the state, which we consider our partners, but these states are quite unstable. There are no international human rights forces around us that would help and strengthen us in our present situation and the desire to return to Crimea, to oust the invader and to restore the rights that have been roughly violated since February 2014 by the Russian,” Refat Chubarov said, as cited by a QHA correspondent.
Refat Chubarov appealed to the world human rights defenders with the question: Is the reincarnation of the international human rights movement possible now?
As QHA reported earlier, November 10, a two-day forum on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group and II Crimean forum started in Lviv.
The forum gathered about a hundred former political prisoners from 15 countries, including Ukraine. Among the participants were representatives of Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, France, Germany, Sweden, Israel, USA, Czech Republic and Canada, as well as family members of the perished political prisoners.