Russia is blackmailing with my son’s life – Dzhemilev

The leader of the Crimean Tatar nation Mustafa Dzhemilev intends to plead with the European Human Rights court should the occupational government of Crimea fail to free him from jail.

Dzhemilev stated this at a press conference in Dnipropetrovsk when answering the journalists’ questions, reports censor.NET citing UNIAN.  Continue reading

Dzhemilev: Ukraine gave us freedom, we will not get used to Putin’s regime

The leader of the Crimean-Tatar people, member of the Ukrainian Parliament Mustafa Dzhemilev expressed his hope that the statement made by the new President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko regarding the return of Crimea to Ukraine becomes reality. However he assured that the Crimean Tatars would not resort to violence over their unwillingness to live on the peninsula annexed by Russia. Mustafa Dzhemilev also stated that currently the Crimean Tatars have lost their most important achievement under Russian occupation – freedom. 
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Solidarity Prize awarded to Mustafa Dzhemilev

Mustafa Dzhemilev announced that he will give €100,000 out of the €1 million award he received with the Polish Solidarity Prize to the bereaved families of Heaven’s Hundred and the families of the soldiers killed during the anti-terrorist operation in Eastern Ukraine, reports Ukrinform.

“The only caveat is that, as it turns out, the award may not be spent for humanitarian purposes. However, on that issue I was able to persuade them to allow me to allocate at least €100,000 to provide assistance to the families of Heaven’s Hundred, who died on Maidan for our sake, and to the families of those who died during the anti-terrorist operation. They [the Polish] didn’t have heart to say ‘No, it is not allowed’,” says the former head Mejli. Continue reading

Crimean Tatar leader receives Polish “Solidarity” prize

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Mustafa Dzhemilev

The leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev received the Polish “Solidarity” prize on Tuesday, June 3, in Warsaw for his role in defending democracy and human rights, reports Radio Svoboda.

The award was presented to the laureate by the President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski and the former Polish President Lech Walesa in the presence of dozens of leaders of other countries, who came to the Polish capital to mark the event. Continue reading

The Government of Ukraine is outraged by the actions of the occupation administration, which has barred the entrance of Mustafa Dzhemilev into Crimea

The Government of Ukraine expresses its deep indignation at the actions of the occupation administration, which has forcefully banned the leader of Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev’s entry to Crimea. By barring the veteran fighter for the rights and freedoms of the Crimean Tatar people from entering his homeland, the Russian side once again trampled the cornerstone principles of international law and clearly showed the world what hides beneath their cynical ‘concern’ for the right of all people to self-determination. This looks especially disgusting on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the tragedy of the Crimean Tatars—the deportation of these people, which was accompanied by the loss of tens of thousands of people. Continue reading

Crimean Tatars threatened with deportation

 

Mustafa Dzhemilev

Deportation of the Crimean Tatars is being seriously considered by many in the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dzhemilev, told hromadske.tv on Saturday, April 18.

“We’ve been informed that supporters of deportation, or the creation of conditions that would force the Crimean Tatars to leave Crimea are in the majority (in the FSB),” he said, citing sources in the Russian security services.

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Interview with Mustafa Dzemilev at the UN Security Council

Mustafa Dzemilev, leader of the Crimean Tatar community, Speaking at the UN Security Council.

MUSTAFA: The topic of the meeting is “Human Rights in the Occupied Territories”.
Mostly we focused on this issue, and particularly Valentina Samar. I spoke about the situation in general, about the legal grounds of the occupation, about Russia’s faulty reasoning, and about my concerns. Among them, first of all, is the fact that sanctions against this aggressor are like pinpricks to an elephant. If nothing changes, it is highly doubtful that Russia will leave the territory it occupied. Should this approach prevail, Ukrainians will feel cheated, and rightfully so. There is already a growing narrative that we were cheated and we need to return our nuclear status.
JOURNALIST: What more assertive actions would you like to see from the West? Military actions?

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Mustafa Dzhemilev recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize

Former prime minister Yevhen Marchuk is proposing that Mustafa Dzhemilev, leader of the Crimean Tatars, be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, reports the publication Den.  Marchuk shared his views during his presentation “Lessons for Ukraine” at the conference “Challenges of the times: an expert opinion,” held at the Kyiv International Institute of Management on March 23. Continue reading

Tatar leader says Crimean Tatars boycotted “referendum”

М.Джемілєв: 99% кримських татар бойкотували "референдум"

Kyiv, March 16, UNN –In Sunday’s pseudo-referendum in Crimea, 99% of the Tatars did not vote, and the actual voting turnout was at no more that 30%, said the former head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev, as reported by UNN.

“To give you an example, I spoke with friends in Bakhchysarai. They told me that at a maximum, only 30% of the people voted. However, officially they’re announcing a 64% turnout.  In Bilohorsky district, the turnout was also around 30%. Therefore, announcements on how and who is voting in this ‘referendum’ have no meaning whatsoever. Officially, only the figures deemed necessary are shown,” Dzhemilev said. Continue reading