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The forum was founded at a working meeting of prominent dissidents and fighters for human rights in the USSR, who had gathered together to remember of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatars (the May 18, 1944 deportation), the Crimean Tatars’ Mejlis reported.

The meeting participants adopted a statement on the foundation of the Crimean Forum, stating that cardinal changes have occurred in the political and economic life of independent states since the collapse of the world Communist system over 20 years ago.

"However, no matter how different these changes may be, the situation with civil rights and freedoms in some former Communist states deserves close attention and often needs an immediate reaction from international institutions and human rights organizations. In countries such as the republics of Central Asia, Armenia, Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine, democratic processes are being stopped rapidly and political opposition and civil activists are being persecuted," the statement says.

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