Skip to comments.UKRAINE: Member Of Crimean Tatar Mejlis Beaten By 'Self-Defense' Group
Posted on 05/10/2014 5:20:44 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
A member of the Crimean Tatars' self-governing body, the Mejlis, has been beaten by a so-called self-defense group in Crimea.
The head of the Mejlis department for external ties, Ali Hamzin, told RFE/RL that unknown individuals in military uniforms stopped Abduraman Egiz in Simferopol on May 6 and demanded identification.
Egiz refused to produce his documents, demanding police be present at the site.
The men, who called themselves members of the "Crimean self-defense force" attacked Egiz and beat him, and searched his vehicle.
When they discovered that Egiz was a member of Mejlis, they let him go.
Hamzin says the incident will be reported to the police.
He added that violent attacks against Crimean Tatars will likely intensify in coming days ahead of the 70th anniversary of the Crimean Tatars' deportation to Central Asia to be marked on May 18.
The Mejlis has refused to recognize the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea by Moscow in March.
On May 4, Natalya Poklonskaya, Crimea's de facto prosecutor-general, warned Mejlis leader Refat Chubarov that his organization will be liquidated if it engages in "extremist" activities.
The move came amid protests by local Tatars over the authorities refusal to allow their veteran leader, Mustafa Dzhemilev, into the region on May 3.
Dzhemilev, a legendary Soviet-era dissident and Ukrainian lawmaker, told RFE/RL on May 5 that Crimean Tatars will continue to fight for their rights by peaceful means.
They should deport the tatars immediatly!
“...Crimean Tatars will continue to fight for their rights by peaceful means.”
Peaceful means is just a code word for, “jihad.”
They’ve been there for a while...
I wonder why Ukrainian government is ok with Tatars who captured them in hundreds of thousands to sell as a white slaves to Turkey and Iran for centuries?
Ironically, it took Russians to kick some muzzie butts and finish their enterprise.
You don’t know what you’re talking about.
They’re from Turkey kick their asses out!
They’re not from Turkey. Their ancestors are from Central Asia and even farther east. They’ve been there for more than 600 years.
“Peaceful means is just a code word for, jihad.”
In this case jihad would be justified. The Crimean Tatars want to be part of Ukraine - as they were until a few weeks ago - because they know the Ukraine will protect their rights in their own native land. The Tatars know the Russians won’t do that.
I thought the Tatars came from Mongolia in the Genghis Khan empire-building days?
Did you not see this: “Their ancestors are from Central Asia and even farther east. Theyve been there for more than 600 years”?
Mongolia = “Central Asia and further east”
Genghis Khan empire-building days = “more than 600 years” - actually the Tatars did not settle in Crimea in Genghis Khan’s day. They settled there later.
And why do you think that is?
It doesn’t matter why it is.