Since Russia invaded and annexed Crimea in 2014, Crimean Tatars’ land and right to exist freely have been taken away. Our rights have been grossly violated for nearly a decade, with acts of genocide systematically committed against us.
Since 2014, more than 200 Ukrainians have been imprisoned in Crimea on false charges, of which 80% are Crimean Tatars. Crimean Tatars continue to be consistently destroyed.
Repressions against Crimean Tatars have persisted, marked by accusations solely based on their ethnicity and their unwavering fight for Ukraine’s territorial integrity. The relentless onslaught against the Crimean Tatar people is nothing short of a genocide.
It is imperative that the genocidal actions targeting the Crimean Tatar people are brought to a halt. The international human rights community, if it wishes to maintain its credibility, must take action to stop the arbitrary arrests and detentions of those who have been wrongfully convicted.