Statement of the human rights organization “The Crimean Tatar Resource Center” on violation of the rights of the Crimean Tatar people representative Khalilov Nedim Abdulaevich

December 29, 2016

Statement of the human rights organization “The Crimean Tatar Resource Center” on violation of the rights of the Crimean Tatar people representative Khalilov Nedim Abdulaevich, imprisoned in the Center for temporary detention of foreign nationals of the Krasnodar Territory, Russian Federation.

Khalilov N.A., Crimean Tatar by nationality, a person, born in exile, from the birth limited in civil rights in  conditions of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people.

Upon returning to the historical homeland of the Crimean Tatar people – in Crimea, taking an active social position after the collapse of the USSR, Khalilov N. A. since 1991 refused to receive the citizenship of Ukraine in protest against the violation of rights of the Crimean Tatar people and the refusal of the authorities of Ukraine to restore the Crimean Tatar national autonomy in Crimea.

In fact, before the occupation and annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in 2014, Khalilov N.A. used the passport of a citizen of the USSR, which allowed him to have a business and run  a household while living in  Crimea, in his house, with his family. Since March 2014 under the jurisdiction of the Russian occupation authorities, such status of the person de facto in Crimea became impossible.

Khalilov N.A., taking into account  the refusal of Russia to provide  the rights of the Crimean Tatar people in Crimea, refused to receive the documents of the citizen of the Russian Federation, and demanded that the occupation authorities to issue him a document on the status of a stateless person and residence permit in Russia-controlled Crimea.

In this application Khalilov N.A. was refused. Despite the fact that the person, even in the face of his civil position, had the right at least to citizenship of Ukraine, because of his active social position and nationality became an undesirable person for the occupation authorities.

Therefore, on  November  7th, 2016, the so-called occupation "Zheleznodorozhniy District Court of Simferopol" decided to subject him to an administrative expulsion from the historical homeland, "outside the Russian Federation" as a "foreign citizen".  This “court” decided  without any evidence that Khalilov N.A. was a citizen of Uzbekistan,   at the same time  did not point the country of expulsion in its decision. On the same day, Khalilov N.A. was taken out from  Crimea and  was held in the Center for temporary detention of foreign nationals  at the following address: str. Lvovskaya, 2, Vardane, Sochi, Lazarev district, CTDFN, Krasnodar territory, Russia 354209, until December 29,2016.

On November 21, 2016,  Khalilov N.A., realizing that he may  be held in CTDFN for years, since  Russian authorities have no other country to expel him to, and realizing that their real purpose – to deport him from  Crimea again- the  authorities of the Russian Federation have already achieved, not excluding possible provocations, went on  a hunger strike.

On December 8, 2016, CTDFN administration conducted a medical examination on the subject of the reality of his hunger strike. After receiving positive confirmation, banned medical workers to carry out health surveillance on Khalilov N.A., his means of communications were taken, blocked the flow of water in the building, where he’s contained.

Repeated statements and appeals from Khalilov N.A. to  judicial, administrative and law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation did not change the situation.

On December  29, 2016 at 06:30 a.m. Khalilov N.A. together with other prisoners will be transferred  to another camp – in Gulkevichi. He was given one hour to pack his belongings. Khalilovis  on a hunger strike for 38 days. He was refused  in hospitalization and medical supervision. He may not stand the way of 600 kilometers, among  150 people  and even if he survives, his health would be irreversibly injured.

This situation testifies about  violationsby the Russian authorities against Khalilov NA of  the rules of the IV Geneva Convention of 1949 about the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, the rules of Articles 2, 4, 5, 6, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination of 1965, the provisions of Articles 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 26, 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 1966, Art. 2, 3, 5, 6, 17 of the Convention on the Protection of Rights and Freedoms of 1950, Articles 1, 3, 7, 10 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of 2007; Art. 3, 6, 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948.

Also  in the case of the  repeated deportation of Khalilov N.A. from Crimea as a Crimean Tatar by the Russian authorities the signs of continuing  crime of genocide against the Crimean Tatar people can be seen  in the form of its forced deportation, which began in 1944, that is a violation of the Convention on the Prevention of the Crime of Genocide and Punishment for  it of 1948.

The human rights organization "The Crimean Tatar Resource Center" demands the Government of the Russian Federation to free Khalilov Nedim Abdulaevich from the detention places, to ensure the rights of Khalilov N.A. guaranteed  by the above  mentioned acts to life, medical  health care, legal personality, freedom, and so forth, to compensate him inflicted illegal and unjust damage, caused  by the actions of the  authorities of the Russian Federation .

The human rights organization "The Crimean Tatar Resource Center" requires from the authorities of Ukraine: to ensure through diplomatic measures and international legal measures compliance by the Russian authorities of the above mentioned rules of  the international law relating to Khalilov Nedim Abdulaevich.

The human rights organization "The Crimean Tatar Resource Center" urges the UN and its structures and institutions, UN bodies, monitoring universal treaties on Human Rights, the OSCE and its competent structures and institutions, the Council of Europe, its competent structures and institutions, governments of civilized countries, international human rights organizations ascertain the violations  of the Russian Federation of the above mentioned  rules of the international law and to ensure  their further compliance by the Russian authorities concerning Khalilov Nedim Abdulaevich.


Chairman of the Board  of the

Crimean Tatar Resource Center    E.Bariiev