Deputy Mejlis Chairman given undertaking not to leave

Дата: 13 May 2016
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Russian investigation has chosen a pre-trial restriction in the case of Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov in form of written undertaking not to leave a town.

This was reported by Nariman Dzhelialov, the other Deputy Mejlis Chairman, BBC Ukraine reports. Umerov was detained yesterday.

FSB [Russian Federal Security Service] investigator gave Ilmi Umerov a written undertaking not to leave a town,” Dzhelialov wrote on his Facebook page.

He also wrote the Russian investigators had searched the house of Umerov in Bakhchisaray.

In addition, he published the commentary of Umerov’s lawyer Dzhemil Temishev on this situation.

 “He now has the status of a suspect,” the lawyer said. “He is suspected of committing a crime under Part 2 of Article 280 – public incitement to violate the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation with the use of the Internet...”

According to the lawyer, Umerov refused to give evidence.

Yesterday, the Russian security forces conducted mass searches in Bakhchisaray. Four Crimean residents were detained.

Late April, the so-called “Supreme Court of Crimea” recognized the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People as the extremist organization and banned its activities in Russia.

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