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Crimean Tatars: At risk of persecution and harassment in the new Crimea

Headline Title:  Crimean Tatars: At risk of persecution and harassment in the new Crimea 23 May 2014 Crimean Tatars face an uncertain future in the annexed peninsula, said Amnesty International today, ahead of presidential elections in Ukraine in which they and other residents of Crimea will no longer be able to take part.“Despite assurances made by the de facto Crimean authorities to protect the rights of Tatars, since the annexation of the peninsula by Russia in March this year, the Tatar community has faced increasing violence and discrimination,” said John Dalhuisen, Europe and…

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