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Crimean Tatar Leader: Ban on Representative Body Act of 'Updated Soviet Union'

The international community is criticizing Moscow for the decision by the Supreme Court in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014, to ban the Mejlis, the executive representative body of the Crimean Tatars, as an “extremist organization.” In rendering its decision Tuesday, the court was following the lead of Russia’s Justice Ministry, which last week suspended the Mejlis for what it called “extremist activities.” U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said banning...

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