Aug 18, 2009

Crimean Tatars: OSCE Mission Meets Majlis to Discuss Deported Tatars

Sample ImageThe OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities has visited Crimea and met with leaders of the Tatar majlis to discuss the rights of deportees.

Below is an article published by World Bulletin :


The high OSCE commissioner visited Crimea and met with top officials of the Crimean Tatars Majlis, a report said.

The senior adviser of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Klemens Buescher and advisers of the High Commissioner Vincent de Graaf and Sabina Makhl handed over, last week [10 August 2009], a confidential letter to chairman of the Majlis. Mustafa Cemil, Crimean news agency said.

The letter includes the main matter of concrete propositions directed by Cemil to the Ukraine government such as the bill of restoration of the rights of the formerly deported persons from Crimea, the report said.

The leadership of the Majlis of Crimean Tatar people has studied all the propositions of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Knut Vollebaek prepared by him in order to develop profitable discussion in the course of the round table that took place in Kyiv on July 8, 2009.

OSCE officials and deputy chairman of the Majlis, Refat Cubar, visited a number of villages and met with the members of local majlises in Suvdaq region in a move to observe conditions of the Crimean Tatar people and to estimate some questions of rehabilitation those pertaining to toponimics and cultural monuments, the report said.