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People were summoned to the police in Dzhankoy because of the fact of laying flowers on the anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars

Five Crimeans were summoned to the police department of Dzhankoy to give explanations of the events on 18 May, 2017. One of the activists told the Crimean human rights group the details of communication with the police.

A resident of Dzhankoy, Ruslan Kurtseitov, told the CHRG that he had already visited the police station on 20 June on this occasion.

The activist said that in the police department he gave explanations about laying flowers at the monument to the victims of deportation, which the police call an unauthorized rally. The laying of flowers was held on 18 May, and activists were summoned to the police just now.

“The thing is that on 18 May near the memorial sign to the victims of the deportation at the bus station in Dzhankoy a certain number of people gathered. Then the same people gathered and went to the railway station to lay flowers to the plaque. Now they accuse us of holding an unauthorized rally. They took all this on the video, recorded everything. They asked me to explain how we got there. In my explanation, I said that the event was not a rally. They did not present any documents to us, they said that the case would then be submitted to the court,” – Ruslan Kurtseitov said.

The Crimean citizen said that he was summoned to the police department via a written invitation.

“They explained to me that they could call me to the police during the year. They gave an invitation to visit the police department. The invitation indicated the time and date when I need to appear. Yesterday I was there, today there were two more friends, tomorrow there will be one more, the day after tomorrow is the last one “- explained the Crimean citizen.

Earlier, the Crimean Tatar activist Nariman Dzhelal reported on his social network page about a call to the police department of five activists of the national movement.

“According to available information, the police will refer cases to the court, which is likely to give fines to these five activists for an unauthorized event,” – he wrote.

Recall, that in June 2017, the Crimean Human Rights Group released an analytical review of the situation with freedom of peaceful assembly on the peninsula. The report reports on the systemic and planned pressure of the occupation authorities on freedom of assembly in Crimea, including unjustified bans and fines for any manifestation of the Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian identity.



Crimean citizens are recruited into the Russian army in violation of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of WarOn 30 July, 2017 another action was held in Sevastopol calling to serve under the contract in the Russian army. The citizens of Sevastopol again were recruited for military service. At the so-called “point of selection for military service on a contract basis” they distributed booklets with agitation to serve in separate coastal defence brigade 126 and in landing ships brigade 197 of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. Agitation was held in Sevastopol during the celebration of the day of the Navy on Nakhimov Square. According to the Crimea.Realii website, an exhibition of land military equipment was held on the same square; The exhibition included: a mobile coastal anti-ship missile system “Bastion” with a unified homing missile “Yakhont”, a mobile command and staff radio station, a floating wheeled armoured personnel carrier, an anti-aircraft missile system S-300 “Favorit” for the destruction of modern and prospective aircraft, a 122 mm missile-antiaircraft complex Grad, a multiple launch rocket system “Uragan”, an anti-aircraft missile system “Pantsir”, an air defence missile system “Osa”, a charging car, a self-propelled artillery “Gvozdika”. According to Russian media, the occupation authorities held a naval parade in the city, where military a demonstration fire was organized. The event began with the entrance of the three-masted sailing frigate “Khersones” to the Sevastopol Bay, at which students of the Ukrainian University (Kerch State Maritime Technological University) earlier had a maritime practice. According to local and Russian media, the training ship “Perekop”, missile cruiser “Moscow” and the diesel-electric submarine “Stary Oskol”, as well as the naval aviation Ka-27 helicopters and Su-30SM fighters, also took part in the military parade. Such actions of the Russian Federation in the territory of Ukraine, which was occupied by it, grossly violate international humanitarian law and are prohibited by international conventions. The Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) earlier recorded the holding of similar agitation events for military service in the Russian army in the occupied peninsula. We remind you that Article 51 of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War explicitly prohibits the invocation of an occupying power in the occupied territory. The head of the CHRG, Olga Skrypnik, noted that among other things the Convention prohibits propaganda of the military conscription in the occupied territories, including all the advertising posters, various “patriotic” events in schools and universities where people are called to go to the Russian army. Both contractual and regular service are under the ban. Photos of the mobile point of military drafting and promotional booklets were made on 30 July in Sevastopol.

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