At the autumn session of the PACE, it is proposed to discuss the persecution of indigenous peoples in Crimea
The autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will start in Strasbourg on September 27 in full-time and part-time form and will last until September 30. Among the topics proposed for discussion at the debate is “Russia’s political persecution of the indigenous peoples of Crimea.”
Earlier, a member of the Ukrainian delegation to the PACE, a member of the Verkhovna Rada Rustem Umerov said that Ukraine had submitted a request for this debate. A corresponding letter was sent to PACE President Rick Dimes.
The request was sent after a new wave of searches, detentions and arrests of Crimean Tatars on the peninsula. Among those arrested is Crimean Tatar activist and politician Nariman Jelal .
On June 23, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution on the rights of Crimean Tatars in the Russian-occupied Crimea, which, in particular, contains “clear signals about the need to respect the rights of Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea.”
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