Among the 1.5 million internally displaced persons, 60% are women - Dzheppar
First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar spoke at the summit of young Muslim women about the consequences of the ongoing Russian armed aggression against Ukraine, the situation with political prisoners in occupied Crimea, and said that women make up 60% of almost 1.5 million internally displaced persons.
She stated it during a virtual summit of young Muslim women in the framework of the UN Economic and Social Council, the Foreign Ministry's press service reported.
"Women make up 60% of the nearly 1.5 million internally displaced persons, including me - a representative of the Crimean Tatar people. That is why this is my personal history and pain, as well as hundreds of other Crimean Tatar women", - the diplomat emphasized.
She spoke about the persecution of Ukrainian citizens, mostly Crimean Tatars.
According to her, their detention and imprisonment on politically motivated charges, under the pretext of anti-terrorism measures, leads to the fact that a significant number of families are left without fathers. The burden of providing for their families, the struggle for the liberation of men, falls on the shoulders of women - wives, mothers, and daughters.
If you dare to say "Crimea is Ukraine", you could be thrown in jail. If you have a Ukrainian passport - you can be called a spy and arrested. If you are a Crimean Tatar activist - you can be "assigned" to the Crimean Tatar People's Majlis, a representative body of the Crimean Tatar people, whose activities are banned by the Russian occupiers and be sent to prison.
If you practice Islam, you may be recognized as a terrorist or a member of an Islamic terrorist organization and imprisoned for up to 20 years. This is exactly what is happening now in Crimea", - the Deputy Foreign Minister said.
What is known
- The event was also attended by Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Kiran, the wife of Albanian Prime Minister Linda Rama, President of the Youth Forum of Islamic Cooperation Taha Ayhan, Nobel Laureate (Yemen) Tawakkol Karman, an activist who cares about the needs of young children, women and the elderly living in Lebanon, Melek el Nimer, public activist and accomplice of the movement "Return our girls" (Nigeria) Aisha Yusufi and others.
- 191 children of arrested Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea were left without parental care.
- Russia is the biggest violator of international law in the modern world - Korynevych.