The team of Crimean lawyers intend to launch a legal campaign to protect the Khan's Palace in Bakhchysarai, one of the lawyers Emil Kurbedinov reported on Facebook.
According to him, lawyers will protect the cultural heritage of the Crimean Tatars from unreasonable encroachment.
“I will not disclose all the events planned. In general, I can say that first of all we intend to receive official response from the Russian Federation in this situation. Let's remember the Mejlis building (Crimea Fund). This building was simply taken away over air conditioners and cosmetic repairs, which, in the opinion of the state bodies of Russia, was a violation and an encroachment on the historical cultural monument. But the power is simply dismantling Khan's Palace without problems and worries,” he wrote.
Kurbedinov further noted that after receiving relevant documents from the Russian Federation, lawyers intend to reach the level of international instances.
"We even care about where the dismantled building materials and land were taken to! Which firms act as contractors and who initiated and coordinated this "dismantling"! We intend to apply to UNESCO for preliminary guarantees and a visiting commission," he concluded.
Earlier it was reported that ex-director of the Bakhchysarai Historical and Cultural Reserve Elmira Ablyalimova said that cultural genocide is observed in the occupied Crimea.
The Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov stated that those who are involved in destruction of the Khan Palace in the occupied Bakhchysarai should be held responsible.
Reference: The Khan's Palace is an object of world significance, a unique example of the Crimean Tatar culture. The complex includes more than two dozen objects. The Khan Palace is not just a museum, it is a symbol of the statehood of the Crimean Tatar people