Monday, November 24, 2014

Terror in Crimea Today

Since the Russian annexation of Crimea a total of 15 Crimean Tatars have been killed or disappeared. I want to say I was wrong, but I did predict that this would happen. The first victim in this new round of terror was Reshat Ametov whose tortured body was found on 16 March 2014. Since him another 14 have met similar fates. The renewed use of this type of terror against the indigenous population of the Crimean peninsula was completely predictable. The continued peaceful struggle by the Crimean Tatars in the face of such repression is thus all the more admirable. Mustafa Dzhemilev, the leader of the Crimean Tatar national movement really should finally win the Noble Peace Prize after all these decades.

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