Prosecutor orders suspension of Tatar assembly in Crimea

April 13, 2016 7:27 PM

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MOSCOW – The chief prosecutor of Crimea has ordered a suspension of the council representing the region's Tatar ethnic minority.

Tatars make up about 15 percent of the region's nearly 2 million people and have been broadly opposed to Russia's annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Since the annexation, Tatars have complained of official intimidation, the closure of Tatar language classes and a general atmosphere of...

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