Court hearing to ban the Mejlis in Crimea postponed for a week


On March 10, the “Supreme Court of Crimea” postponed the hearing on the prosecutors lawsuit to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

Activist Zaire Smedlyaev announced this information.

“The lawyer applied for deferring the hearing to a later date because of his non- reviewing the case papers. There’s a large volume in there to review. The Court satisfied the motion. The next court hearing will be held in 9:30 a.m. on March 17,” said Smedlyaev.

“The Supreme Court of Crimea” began its consideration of the lawsuit to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people on March 3. At the opening session, the prosecution demanded to include a document folder, which, according to the Russian investigators, confirmed the “illegal and extremist” actions of the Mejlis. The trial was postponed for a week for the Mejlis defense reviewal the document.

The Mejlis leaders predict the Court’s most likely satisfaction the prosecutor’s lawsuit.

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