Crimean prosecutor Poklonskaya banned the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars


On Wednesday, April 13, the Crimean prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya issued a decision to suspend the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars.

As reported by TASS, a copy of the corresponding document was handed to the representatives of the Mejlis.

“Today I made a decision to suspend the activities of the public association “Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people” in order to prevent violations of federal law,” – Poklonskaya said.

In her decision Poklonskaya refers to articles 9 and 10 of the Federal Law “On Countering Extremist Activity”. Crimean prosecutor’s decision was sent to the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation to be included in the general list of public and religious associations, whose activities are suspended in the territory of the Russian Federation.

“The rights of this public association are suspended. They are forbidden to use any state and municipal media, they can not carry out public mass meetings, use bank deposits, and carry out any work in general. All their propaganda is prohibited,” – clarified the prosecutor of the Crimea.

The decision to suspend the activities of the Mejlis will be valid until the decision of the Supreme Court of the Crimea on Poklonskaya’s suit. Previously, she demanded to recognize the Mejlis extremist organization. The lawsuit is currently pending.