Russian occupation administration plans to shut down Crimean Tatar school in temporarily occupied Crimea


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The russian occupation administration is denying the Crimean Tatars the right to education in their native language in temporarily occupied Crimea, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova wrote on her Telegram channel.  

According to Denisova, the russian-controlled administration plans to close Crimean Tatar Secondary School #2 named after the Twice Hero of the Soviet Union Amet-Khan Sultan. 


The school is planned to be «merged» with a Greek school. 


She added that a meeting took place on the issue, but the parents decided to fight for the preservation of the school.  


The human rights ombudsman stressed that this is a violation of the right to education in the native language and that russia, as the occupying power, is responsible for ensuring and respecting the rights of citizens living in temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, including education in their native language and preservation of cultural identity.   


The actions of the russian federation violate Article 8 of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.


«I appeal to the UN Commission for Investigation Human Rights Violations during the Russian Military Invasion of Ukraine to take into account these facts of human rights violations in Ukraine», — Denisova said. 


The russian-controlled “administration” in temporarily occupied Crimea plans to set up “re-qualification camps” for teachers from temporarily occupied parts of the Kherson, Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia oblasts. 


The Ministry of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories wants to introduce Day of Crimean Tatar Language and Literature in Ukraine.