FSB to Transfer Umerov to a Psychiatric Hospital

Дата: 18 August 2016
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Occupation authorities in Crimea are going to illegally transfer the Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Mejlis, Ilmi Umerov, to a psychiatric hospital.

This was announced by his lawyer, Nikolay Polozov, on Twitter.

“Despite Ilmi Umerov’s poor health, the FSB are going to illegally transfer him to a psychiatric hospital today,” he wrote.

On May 12th, the FSB filed charges against Ilmi Umerov under art. 280.1. They regarded Umerov’s speech during an ATR broadcast as a call for acts that threaten the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation. Umerov himself stated that his words on the program were translated incorrectly.

On July 21st, the Simferopol District Court denied him the opportunity to appeal the decision.

On August 11th, Umerov became sick in court and was taken away by an ambulance. But, that did not stop the Kyivsky District Court of Simferopol to order him to undergo a psychiatric examination. Umerov has announced his intention to appeal the court decision.

The “Supreme Court of Crimea” banned Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars on April 26th.

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