USA in OSCE called on Russia to stop persecuting Crimean Tatars


US Ambassador to the OSCE James Gilmore at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council expressed concern about the situation of Crimean Tatars in Crimea.

It is reported by the Ukrainian service “Voice of America.” 

The ambassador noted the concern of the United States “the unlawful detention of Ukrainian citizens in Russian prisons for their opposition” regarding the Crimean events of 2014.

“We are concerned about the fate of the Crimean activist Yashar Muedinov, who has reportedly been detained in punitive psychiatry since April 2,” as quoted in Gilmore’s publication.

The ambassador, on behalf of the United States, called on Russia “to stop repressions against the Crimean Tatars, release political prisoners and lift the Mejlis’s ban (banned in Russia and in Crimea) .”  Recall, this week it became known that Yashar Muedinov, who is accused of having connections with the banned on the territory of the Russian party “Hizb ut-Tahrir”, was sent to the Crimean clinical psychiatric hospital for psychiatric examination. His lawyer, Venera Abdyshaeva, prepared a complaint to the prosecutor’s office and application to the hospital’s administration.

Author: Редакция Avdet