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e-420 (Genocide of Crimean Tatars)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Dmitri Makienko from Ottawa, Ontario, on June 21, 2016, at 2:24 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Civil and human rights
Crimean Tatars
Genocide
Russia
Not Certified

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • The forcible expulsion of Crimean Tatars from their villages, towns and cities took place on May 18, 1944;
  • 238 500 Crimean Tatars were deported from Crimea in sealed trains to Central Asia and Siberia;
  • Nearly 8 000 died during the transportation, another 30,000 in the first year after deportation;
  • Soviet government engaged in a propaganda campaign aimed at dehumanizing them during and after deportation;
  • Soviet government prevented surviving Crimean Tatars from returning to their homeland until 1989;
  • Nearly 46% of Crimean Tatar population lost their lives as a result of deportations;
  • On November 12, 2015, Ukrainian Parliament passed a resolution recognizing the destruction of the Crimean Tatar nation as genocide;
  • After Russian occupation of Crimea in 2014, representatives of Crimean Tatar community faced persecution, detention and "disappearances" from Russian occupation government authorities; and
  • In 2016, Russian government had banned Mejlis, a national governing body of Crimean Tatars.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to:
1. Recognize deportations of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet government in 1944 as genocide; and
2. Condemn the ongoing Russian government human rights violations and oppression of Crimean Tatars.
Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman
Conservative
Manitoba
Open for signature : June 21, 2016, at 2:24 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : October 19, 2016, at 2:24 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
8
British Columbia
4
Manitoba
9
Ontario
74
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
15
Saskatchewan
1
Other Countries
3
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