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The Crimean "court" again failed to consider the complaint about the inaction of the Investigative Committee of Russia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs in connection with the destruction of the Khan’s Palace in Bakhchysarai, which is a unique example of the Crimean Tatar palace architecture built in the 16th century.

Lawyer Rustem Kyamilev shared this information with the public association Crimean Solidarity, which published his comment on its Facebook page.

The materials of the case were sent for review.

“Previously I filed a claim with the Investigative Committee about a crime, but they have not taken appropriate measures to respond to this claim. In the judicial proceedings, I became aware that the prosecutor with his decision revoked the order by the department of the Interior Ministry refusing to initiate a criminal case and returned the materials of the case for another review.”

Earlier, in March 2018 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) published a report on the deterioration of the protection of the cultural heritage in the Russian-occupied Crimea. The document contains evidence of violations by the occupation authorities in the field of the protection of cultural heritage.

In this regard, the organization demanded that Russia immediately cease work leading to the destruction of the Khan’s Palace.

The mufti of the Spiritual Administration of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Aider Rustemov, said that the so-called restoration of the Khan’s Palace by the invaders is a barbarism, since all the unique authentic details are being destroyed and replaced.

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