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E. Dzhaparova: "The presence of international organizations is necessary in the occupied Crimea to monitor the situation of human rights"

On 10 March 2017, as part of the working visit of the First Deputy Minister of information policy of Ukraine, Emine Dzhaparova in London (United Kingdom) a press conference on the theme: "Annexed Crimea: Crimean Tatars and their struggle for freedom" was held.

According to Emine Dzhaparova, in the genetic memory of the Crimean Tatars, the Russian Federation is the embodiment of a repressive machine which, during the first annexation of the Crimea of 1783, used a punitive policy towards disloyal Tatar nobility and intellectuals. "Russia today is when the denunciations have become a normal reality, politically motivated criminal cases, fines, searches, disappearances, punitive psychiatry, the prohibition of peaceful assembly, and pressure on lawyers and ordinary people". "There is an urgent need for international organizations, including the United Nations, the Council of Europe and OSCE, to be present in the occupied Crimea to monitor the situation of human rights", told Dzhaparova.

The First Deputy Minister also noted the increased militarization of Crimea on the background of complete isolation of the peninsula from international monitoring and international control regimes.

Tunne Kelam, a member of the European Parliament and leader of the Estonian national Independence movement, noted the need to support the indigenous people of Crimea and its representative body, the Mejlis. He noted the impermissibility of reconciliation with the occupation and that consequences, victims of which the dissented inhabitants of Crimea were now.

The event was held with the support of the Estonian Institute for human rights.

The press conference was attended by Emine Dzhaparova – the First Deputy Minister of information policy of Ukraine, Tunne Kelam - Estonian politician, MP of the European Parliament, Arina Liutsevych - manager of the Ukrainian Forum at the Royal Institute of International Relations.

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