- Jan 12, 2020
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First of all, the main problem is not about Crimean Tatars, but about the Russians and Jews. They can't use their languages officially, too.I have read that the West of Ukraine now looks down on the East in general thinking of them derogatively as 'slavs' but the Tartars are something else. They are the people who are the most Indigenous to Crimea. They were forced out after WW2 then allowed to come back after the break of the Soviet Union and since the take over by Russia in 2014 they are being forced out again. Most of them are fighting on the side of Ukraine in this war.
Thousands of ethnic Tatars to fled Crimea for mainland Ukraine after 2014, when Moscow captured the peninsulawww.voanews.com
Russia’s arrest on March 27 and 28, 2019 of 23 Crimean Tatar activists was an unprecedented move to intensify pressure on a group largely critical of Russia’s occupation of the Crimean Peninsula, Human Rights Watch said today. Russian authorities should drop the charges, release the activists...www.hrw.org
Possibly this is what you are talking about above
And no, Crimean Tatars were treated as they deserved. Almost all of them were cooperative with the Germans, taking part in genocide of the Jews and fighting against Soviet Army. So, Stalin had a choice - send almost all of them in prison, men and women separately, of course, which would mean the end of the nation, or give them a chance in exile.