The Deputy Chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chigos, the defendant in the «case on 26 February», wrote a letter to his compatriots from Simferopol prison. In his letter, he noted that the Crimean Tatars will not turn into a kind of «folk» nation, as it is trying to make the occupiers in Crimea, reports «Crimea.Realities».
Chigos started his letter with the Crimean Tatar statesman Noman of Celebicihanthat swore the elected members of the Majlis in 2013: «I swore I gave the word for the people in your life to give».
Further Chigas writes about the return of Crimean Tatars to their homeland and love for her.
«If someone thinks that the hands of a few puppets will be able to suppress our will and desire for freedom that we turn into a kind of «folk» nation, showing us, as mummers dolls, imitating a certain well-being and «happy» life that they will kill in us the memory of our history, about our heroes — that will never happen!» — said in his letter.
Chigos also noted that in Crimea the people, coupled with the other inhabitants of the Peninsula were driven into «Spezzano».
«My people will not accept such state of Affairs. Today the whole world is, first and foremost the Ukrainian people, support us!» — he wrote.
The following is the full text of the letter in the original language:
«Ant etkenmen, söz bergenmen millet içün ölmege…»
I was always proud of his people! The people suffered in the terrible stages of deportation, not dissolved, not adapted, have preserved their traditions that have become an integral part of life, our language, love of the Motherland. Back in Crimea, fueled by the energy of their land, the endless sky above our Homeland, the sea, proud mountains, free as the wind of the steppe, we in such a short time soaked in the spirit that despite our long absence, has been preserved in every corner of our beautiful homeland. CRIMEA IS WAITING FOR US!
If someone thinks that the hands of a few puppets will be able to suppress our will and desire for freedom that we turn into a kind of «folk» nation, showing us, as mummers dolls, imitating a certain well-being and «happy» life that they will kill in us the memory of our history, about our heroes — THAT WILL NEVER happen!
The planting of our people lilidiv, substitution of values, of true freedom and democracy to some privileges and preferences of the individual people in spezzone in fact, that we drove together with other inhabitants of Crimea.
MY PEOPLE WILL NOT ACCEPT SUCH STATE OF AFFAIRS.
Today the whole world is, first and foremost the Ukrainian people, support us!
Qırımtatarlarım! Menim semetdeşlerim! We took many tests and we always honor and respect them.
Eger biz birlikte olsaq, yalancılarğa aldanmasaq, bir birimizni qorçalasaq, bir destek birimizge olsaq — bizni kimse eñmez!»
After the occupation of Crimea by Russia on the Peninsula of the Kremlin punishers began to judge Crimean Tatar activists, who took part in the rally of supporters of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and opposing activists of the party «Russian unity», led at the time by the current leader of the invaders Sergey Aksyonov.
Events took place on 26 February 2014. According to guards of the Kremlin, because the resulting stampede two protesters were killed and 79 people received injuries of varying severity. In this case also passes Akhtem Chigos, which for more than a year is in jail Simferopol. Defendants of the fault do not recognise and consider the case politically motivated.
The human rights center «memorial» in Russia recognized political prisoners defendants in the «case on February 26,» detention of Akhtem Chilgoza, Ali Asanov and Mustafa, degermendgi.
The Deputy head of the Majlis Chigos wrote a letter from prison: «My people will not accept this situation» 25.02.2016