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Scandal: Attempt to ban Mustafa Dzhemilev from entering Crimea

22 April 2014

Source: (info)
An attempt is being made to ban the leader of the Crimean Tatars, deputy of the Ukrainian parliament, and former political prisoner of the Soviet era, Mustafa Dzhemilev, from entering his native Crimea before 201, Leila Muslimova, director of the Mejilis press office, has reported

According to Muslimova, on the morning of 22nd April 2014, when he crossed the administrative and territorial border between Crimea and the rest of Ukraine, Mustafa Dzhemilev was handed a “notification of being banned entry into the Russian Federation”.

“We, the undersigned, have formulated this present notification on the basis of resolution on banning entry to a foreign national No 140 (ZKS) 13-1087 from 19th April 2014 Mustafa Dzhemilev, born 13.11.1943, a citizen of Ukraine, is prohibited from entering the territory of the Russian Federation on the basis of Article 27, point 1, of Federal Law “On the process of entry and exit from the Russian Federation” for a period of five years until 19th April 2019”, the notification states.

The “notification” itself raises many strong doubts and resembles some sort of homemade leaflet more than a document of the FSB of the Russian Federation.

Dzhemilev told journalists that no “home-made” regulations would ever force him to abandon his homeland.

Translated by Frances Robson