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 Putin Has a Plan How To 'Voluntarily' Deport Tatars from Occupied Crimea - Dzhemilev

Ukraine's Presidential Envoy on the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev said that the occupation authorities of the Crimea intend to deport Tatars out pf the peninsula by calling the Crimean Tatar youth in to the Russian army.

Censor.NET reports citing Radio Svoboda.

"They understand that Crimean Tatars will not serve in the Russian army, so they hope that the Tatars themselves will leave the Crimea. Because the guys do not want to leave their loved ones as hostages, the whole families will leave. That is, these measures are designed to ensure that the Crimean Tatars were leaving. This is to some extent a voluntary deportation of the Crimean Tatar people," Dzhemilev said.

On March 16, with the military and political support of the Russian Federation in the Crimea, the unconstitutional "referendum" on self-determination was held, which wasn't recognized by the international community or Ukraine.

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After the 'referendum', Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on joining the Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia on the rights of subjects of the federation.

In October, Human Rights Watch said that they were concerned with people disappearing in the annexed Crimea.

Human rights activists reported that three of the Crimean Tatars are considered missing, and that bodies of some of those who were found dead bore signs of torture.

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In recent months, the pressure on the Crimean Tatars, most of which opposed the annexation of the Crimea, has increased, in particular that the Russian authorities seized the Mejlis and searched the houses of Crimean Tatar leaders.

Also, about 1,500 Crimeans have expressed their desire to serve on the contract in the Russian army.

 
 
 
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