Today at 16 o’clock on the independence square started the action in support of members of the Mejlis and other Crimean Tatars who are illegally tried in occupied Simferopol. Participants of the rally holding posters with inscriptions Free Ilmi Umerov, Free Akhtem Chiyhos, Free Mustafa Dehermendzhy and chanting “Krim – TSE Ukraine”, the correspondent ЛІГА.net.
Among the participants – Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada and the Chairman of the Majlis Refat Chubarov. He handed the protesters a commendation from Ilmi Umerov, who for a short time handed over the phone.
“Ilmi is now fighting with the invaders and for their dignity, for our dignity,” – said the Deputy.
He also read out a list of those who on political grounds is now in custody in the Crimea and in Russian prisons.
“The other day at the meeting of Parliament, we will discuss what we can do to attract the attention of not only the Ukrainian authorities and the international community to protect the rights of people held in Russia’s political prisoners”, – said Chubarov.
“We need to put European politicians in a position where they will not be able to evade assistance to Ukraine”, – he added.
In may 2016 special services of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case against Ilmi Umerov on the article “separatism”. According to the invaders, he called for the violation of the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation in the Ukrainian TV channel ATR”. Despite the condition Umerov, the occupants locked him in a psychiatric hospital. On 10 August, the separatists decided to send zamglavy Majlis to forced psychiatric examination. 13 Aug Umerov reported that the appeal against the decision.
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