EU condemns sentencing by Russia of Crimean Tatar leader and his brothers
September 22, 2022

EU condemns sentencing by Russia of Crimean Tatar leader and his brothers

The European Union has condemned the so-called “sentence” issued yesterday in illegally annexed Crimea by illegitimate Russian authorities against the First Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Nariman Dzhelial, as well as his brothers Asan and Aziz Akhmetov.

The EU reminds that this comes after their politically motivated and illegal detention by Russian authorities last September, which the European Union has also condemned.

“The European Union expects all Ukrainians illegally detained by the Russian authorities to be released immediately and unconditionally. Crimean Tatars have been increasingly targeted by Russia, particularly in the context of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war of aggression against Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea,” says a statement by the EU Delegation to Ukraine.  

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