Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars

80 Years of Pain: Ukraine calls for recognition of 1944 Crimean Tatar genocide on 80th anniversary
Articles - 10 May 2024

80 Years of Pain: Ukraine calls for recognition of 1944 Crimean Tatar genocide on 80th anniversary

ZMINA explains how the deportation of Crimean Tatars took place, what the Ukrainian parliament is calling for, and why it is important

A decade of repressions: Crimean Tatars and Ukrainains targeted in Russia’s brutal crackdown on dissent
News - 22 March 2024

A decade of repressions: Crimean Tatars and Ukrainains targeted in Russia’s brutal crackdown on dissent

Amnesty International stated that with international crimes, Russia has attempted to change the ethnic makeup of Crimea while suppressing non-Russian identities on the peninsula, including through restricting education in Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages, attacking religious minorities, stifling media and culture, as well as undermining representative institutions and abusing the criminal justice system

Over 30 citizens of Ukraine are persecuted for participation in the Noman Çelebicihan Crimean Tatar Volunteer Battalion
Articles - 10 March 2023

Over 30 citizens of Ukraine are persecuted for participation in the Noman Çelebicihan Crimean Tatar Volunteer Battalion

ZMINA discusses below one form of political persecution in the temporarily occupied territories, which includes cases related to the Noman Çelebicihan Crimean Tatar Volunteer Battalion

How independent lawyers are ‘silenced’ in Crimea
Articles - 22 July 2022

How independent lawyers are ‘silenced’ in Crimea

This article is about the charges brought against lawyers, the course of their trials, and the consequences these prosecutions will lead to

Chiygoz’s judges refuse to attach the report of human rights defenders to the case
News - 24 July 2017

Chiygoz’s judges refuse to attach the report of human rights defenders to the case

Chiygoz challenged the court once again...

Only one person from more than 200 interrogated testified against Chiygoz in the court – Polozov
News - 07 July 2017

Only one person from more than 200 interrogated testified against Chiygoz in the court – Polozov

Even members of the “people’s militia” have not testified against Chiygoz

In occupied Crimea the court extended the term of arrest of Chiygoz for additional three months
News - 22 June 2017

In occupied Crimea the court extended the term of arrest of Chiygoz for additional three months

The panel of judges led by Victor Zinkovyi ignored the statement of lawyer Oleksandr Lisovuy about the fact that detention based only on the gravity of charges contradicts the recommendations and practice of the European Court of Human Rights

Dying mother of Chiygoz must visit him in the SIZO herself – the decision of the Crimean authorities
News - 20 June 2017

Dying mother of Chiygoz must visit him in the SIZO herself – the decision of the Crimean authorities

Lawyer Polozov called this situation a blasphemy

MFA demands from Russia to allow Chiygoz to meet his ill mother
News - 16 June 2017

MFA demands from Russia to allow Chiygoz to meet his ill mother

Mother of Akhtem Chiygoz is at death

In the trial of Chiygoz, the defense filed a request for the interrogation of Chubarov
News - 22 May 2017

In the trial of Chiygoz, the defense filed a request for the interrogation of Chubarov

This request was a surprise for the judges

Witness in “Chiygoz case” told who is actually behind the riots on February 26
News - 15 May 2017

Witness in “Chiygoz case” told who is actually behind the riots on February 26

Approximately at 12 am, five or six people with military bearings appeared at the pro-Russian rally, they were hiding unknown items, which resembled sticks, under their jackets...

Chiygoz and Polozov removed from court hearing on consideration of their complaints
News - 05 April 2017

Chiygoz and Polozov removed from court hearing on consideration of their complaints

Judges acted prejudiced, deliberately scandalous and aggressive

During the court hearing Chiygoz expressed his distrust in the Prosecutor
News - 28 December 2016

During the court hearing Chiygoz expressed his distrust in the Prosecutor

For “blatantly biased approach and unwillingness to see the obvious”

Court extended arrest of Chiygoz until April 2017
News - 12 December 2016

Court extended arrest of Chiygoz until April 2017

Mykola Polozov, Chiygoz’s lawyer, informed about this on his Facebook page

Custodial term of Chiygoz extended until January 8
News - 30 September 2016

Custodial term of Chiygoz extended until January 8

The court in occupied Crimea has extended custodial term of Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Akhtem Chiygoz until January 2017

Crimean activist Chiygoz did not hear victims participating in trial via videoconference
News - 07 September 2016

Crimean activist Chiygoz did not hear victims participating in trial via videoconference

The lawyers’ motion on the need for the presence of Akhtem Chiygoz in the courtroom was again rejected

Chiygoz sends open letter from Crimean remand prison
News - 06 September 2016

Chiygoz sends open letter from Crimean remand prison

I have been staying in a remand prison in Simferopol for 18 months already

Some victims in Chiygoz case know nothing about his role in ‘crime’ – lawyer
News - 31 August 2016

Some victims in Chiygoz case know nothing about his role in ‘crime’ – lawyer

Nikolai Polozov, the lawyer of Chiygoz, said this to Crimea.Realities portal, commenting on the hearing of the Russian-controlled Supreme Court of the annexed Crimea on August 30