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Window on Eurasia: Cemilev Says FSB Thinking about New Deportation of Crimean Tatars

21 Apr 2014 6:44 PM | Anonymous
In a demonstration of principled toughness, Mustafa Cemilev, the longtime leader of the Crimean Tatars and a member of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, has very publicly returned to his homeland  after declaring that he remains a Ukrainian citizen and that some in Moscow are thinking about a new deportation of his people. Cemilev arrived in Akmesjit (Simeropil) from Kyiv Friday night. With him were Refat Chubarov, the chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, and Omer Kyrymly, the deputy chairman of that body.  They were detained by border guards of the Russian occupation forces for 40 minutes but then allowed to proceed.   Window on Eurasia.  Read More
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