September 30

Mejlis members were questioned at "E" center in Simferopol

Members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people are being summoned for questioning in the annexed Crimea.

Six Mejlis members in the occupied Crimea were summoned to the General Directorate for Combating Extremism ("E" center) of the MIA of Russia, where the administrative protocols on their participation in "illegal gatherings" were drawn up.

“Those persons are Emine Avamileva, Dilyaver Akkiev, Mustafa Maushev, Bekir Mamut, Tabakh Sadykhov and Shevket Kaybullaev. Besides them, Enver Kurt did not come to the center, requiring a letter of invitation, and Abduraman Egiz could not come because of illness. All of them are charged under Article "Organization of activity of a public or religious association, which activities were suspended," Hromadske Radio reports.

Earlier, Ilmi Umerov and Ali Khamzin, the Mejlis members, were fined up to one thousand rubles.

September 29, the Supreme Court of Russia held a meeting on the case "On the prohibition of the activities of the public association "Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people" under the Article 9 of the Federal Law of 25.07.2002, No.1145-FL" On counteracting extremist activity."

The panel of judges of the Supreme Court of Russia in Moscow banned the activity of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people on the territory of the Russian Federation and Crimea.

October 3

Crimean orphans are taken to Russia

More than four thousand Ukrainian orphans had to obtain Russian documents; many children are taken to Russia and adopted there.

Following the illegal occupation of Crimea, the Russian authorities forcibly issued RF documents to Ukrainian orphans and children deprived of parental care and who lived in Crimean institutions, according to the representative of for Children's Rights Ombudsman in Ukraine Aksana Filipishina.

October 4

Court was unable to hold hearing in Crimean Tatar language

Mustafa Maushev - a member of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis - accused of participation in its meetings - asked the judges to conduct the process in his native language.

The court hearing into the case of a member of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, Mustafa Maushev, accused of participating in the meetings of the "public organization banned in Russia and Crimea," that is, the Mejlis, was postponed due to his claim to conduct a trial in the Crimean Tatar language, the head of the Central Election Commission of the Crimean Tatar Qurultai, Zair Smedlyaev, posted on his Facebook page. 

October 5

FSB searched Suleiman Kadyrov’s home in Feodosiya

The home of a member of the Feodosia regional Mejlis was searched.

In Crimea, the FSB (Russian Federal Security Service) searched the house of a member of the Feodosia regional Mejlis, Suleiman Kadyrov, according to his Facebook page.  

On September 29, 2016, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dismissed the appeal of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people against the "decision" by the so-called "Supreme Court of the Republic of Crimea" of April 26, 2016 to recognize the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people an "extremist organization" and ban its activity in the territory of the Russian Federation.

Ukraine and the world community has not recognized and firmly condemned the retaliatory decision of the Russian court.

Photo: Internet