Tag: Refat Chubarov

Ukraine Live Day 581: Blockade Of Occupied Crimea Enters Second Day

September 21, 2015

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Russia’s Closing Of Crimean Tatar Media Backfires On Moscow

April 3, 2015

Staunton, April 2 — No Crimean Tatar media outlet could ever do as much harm to Russia’s reputation and its ability to attract any members of that nation to its side as Moscow’s decision to shut down ATR and other Crimean Tatar broadcasters and publications already has, according to Anatoly Baranov, a Moscow commentator who […]

Volga Tatar Activist’s Conviction Echoes in Russia and Ukraine

October 5, 2014

Staunton, October 3 – The conviction of Fauziya Bayramova, president of the Volga Tatar Milli Mejlis and a longtime activist for the Tatar nation, for her support of the Crimean Tatars as well as her suspended one-year sentence is attracting widespread attention in the Russian Federation and in Ukraine. Yesterday, a city court in Naberezhny […]

Russian Occupation Authorities Increase Terror Against Crimean Population, Crimean Tatar Leader Says

October 1, 2014

Staunton, September 28 – The Russian occupation authorities not only have imposed “systematic discrimination” against the Crimean Tatar people but have conducted mass searches against them and their institutions and organized or looked the other way in cases of kidnaping and disappearances, according to Refat Chubarov, the head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis. Russian officials […]

Russian Occupation Further Tightens the Noose Around Crimean Tatars

September 16, 2014

Staunton, September 16 – In the wake of the Russian-organized elections, the Russian occupation authorities raided the offices of the Crimean Tatar Milli Mejlis and those of the Crimean Tatar newspaper Avdet, the latest indication that Moscow plans to suppress any and all independent Crimean Tatar activity on the Ukrainian peninsula. This latest manifestation of lawlessness […]

Crimean Tatar Banned from Russian-Occupied Crimea Uses Video Conferencing to Lead Mejlis

August 26, 2014

Staunton, August 25 – Many people have focused on the way in which social media are transforming political life around the world, but the Crimean Tatars are now making use of a slightly older but equally powerful device to end run the actions of the Russian occupation authorities in their homeland. That is video conferencing. […]

West Must Adopt a Serious Non-Recognition Policy on Crimea, Mejlis Leader Says

July 16, 2014

Staunton, July 16 – Western countries need to adopt a serious non-recognition policy concerning Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea, including imposing real restrictions on firms Russian or otherwise which seek to use the ports and airports of the peninsula, according to Refat Chubarov, the Mejlis leader. In an interview with Mikhailo Glukhovsky of the Glavkom.ua […]

Russian Occupiers Block Another Crimean Tatar Leader from Returning to His Homeland

July 7, 2014

Staunton, July 6 – On July 5, the Russian occupation authorities in Crimea blocked Refat Chubarov, head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, from returning to his homeland from Kherson Region where he was attending a meeting, an action that repeats their exclusion of Mustafa Cemilev on May 3 and that is now a key part […]

Crimean Tatar Leader Appeals to Azerbaijan and Turkey for Support

July 4, 2014

Staunton, July 4 – If Azerbaijan and Turkey, two Turkic countries, adopt a principled position of support for the Crimean Tatars, Moscow will have to change its current approach to the Turkic nation on the peninsula and live up to its earlier promises, according to Refat Chubarov, the head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis. In […]

Moscow Trying to Force Crimean MSD to Break With Crimean Tatars

May 23, 2014

Staunton, May 22 – Moscow is seeking to force the mufti of Crimea to break with the Crimean Tatar Mejlis or face the prospect that he and his Crimean Muslim Spiritual Directorate (MSD) will be “marginalized” by the authorities who will move to create “a more adequate centralized structure” for the Muslims of Crimea, according […]