The Russians are prosecuting an artist of Tatar origin, Jamala, for “publicly disseminating intentionally false information about the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation,” but it is not known exactly what information she is talking about. The police did not disclose this.
Jamala (real name Susana Jamaladinova) won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 with the song “1944” about the tragedy of the deportation of Crimean Tatars. She is a Crimean Tatar herself, and since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014 and annexation of Crimea, she has repeatedly publicly criticized Russia, the Kremlin, Putin and his armed forces.
Crimean Tatars have been the most consistent in opposing Russian aggression on the peninsula, and they continue to fight against the occupiers, including armed ones, to this day.-
Due to her speeches, two months after the invasion in February 2022, Jamala was among 31 Ukrainian artists banned by a Russian court from entering Russia for 50 years. She hasn’t gone there herself since 2014.