Court in Russia-occupied Crimea bans Tatar assembly

April 26, 2016 12:57 PM

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MOSCOW – The Supreme Court in the Russia-occupied peninsula of Crimea has banned the Crimean Tatar legislature as extremist.

Tuesday's ban follows months of persecution, expulsions and jailing of prominent Tatar leaders as well as rank-and-file protesters.

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