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We want to save Crimea for our future generations - Bariiev

1 February 2022

Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, Head of the Department of Legal Affairs and Foreign Affairs of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Eskender Bariiev, in an interview with the Crimea.Realities media agency, spoke about why it is necessary to record human rights violations in the occupied Crimea.

In January, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center presented the Analysis of Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Crimea for 2021. The report of the CTRC, which is available via the website of the organization, contains information about the violation of fundamental rights, religious rights, environmental norms on the peninsula, about inadequate conditions in pre-trial detention centers and prisons, about violations of the rights of political prisoners, about violations of women's rights and illegal military exercises in the occupied Crimea.

According to Eskender Bariiev, all these violations directly or indirectly affect the lives of Crimeans. And in order to save Crimea for future generations, it is necessary to record such actions of the Kremlin.

“I and the Crimean Tatar Resource Center are doing this primarily because we want to save Crimea for our future generations. In order for people to live normally in Crimea and, accordingly, to eliminate processes after which we will get simply destroyed Crimea, as it has already happened in our history. Any fixation and any action in this regard is important, because sooner or later the persons who are involved in the violation of human rights will be held accountable for this. And so that in the future there will be no desire to carry out genocide or mock people, violate international law, this must be fixed”,- he explained.