Crimean Tatar Nedim Khalilov, deported from Crimea, dies

February 20, 2023

Today it became known that on January 20, 2023, the Crimean Tatar activist Nedim Khalilov died. He struggled with a serious illness for a long time. He was 63 years old. The team of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center expresses sincere condolences to all relatives and friends.

Recall that on November 7, 2016, the Kyiv District Court of Simferopol decided to deport Crimean Tatar activist Nedim Khalilov to Uzbekistan. The formal reason for this was that the Crimean has neither a Russian nor a Ukrainian passport. On the same day, he was arrested, taken out of Crimea and placed in a Special Institution for the temporary detention of foreign citizens.