Tatar activist flees Russia for Kiev, denounces Moscow’s occupation of Crimea

A prominent activist from Russia’s mainly Mulsim region of Tatarstan has fled the country for neighbouring Ukraine shortly after being released from prison after serving a three-year for openly criticising Moscow’s occupation of Crimea. Rafis Kashapov, chair of the All-Tatar Public Center in the regional capital Kazan, was arrested in December 2014 and sentenced to … Continue reading Tatar activist flees Russia for Kiev, denounces Moscow’s occupation of Crimea