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