The Supreme Court of annexed Crimea recognized Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people public association to be extremist organization and banned its activities in Russia, - reports RIA Novosti.
It is noted that the decision may be appealed within a month. The lawsuit to ban the Mejlis was submitted to the court by "Crimean prosecutor" Natalia Poklonskaya. She said that the organization was set solely at anti-Russian activities and its leaders Refat Chubarov and Mustafa Dzemilev "are puppets in the hands of large Western puppeteers and use Crimean Tatar people as a bargaining chip."
According to the Russian Prosecutor's Office, Mejlis leaders cooperate with the mercenaries of terrorist organizations, such as the Turkish Grey Wolves and Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami.