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Russian Authorities Seeking to Send Crimean Leader to Psychiatric Ward

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 10:53

A court hearing on compulsory hospitalization of Ilmi Umerov [İlmi Ümerov], the Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, to a psychiatric ward for forensic psychiatric examination will be held on Thursday, August 11, in the occupied Crimea, Head of the Election Commission of Qurultay Zair Smedlyayev [Zair Smedlâyev] reported.

Umerov was arrested in the occupied Crimea on May 12, 2016. The FSB office in Crimea accuses him of actions aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation, based on his interview on ART, a Crimean Tatar TV channel.

Umerov is under a travel ban. His lawyer is Mark Feygin, one of the lawyers who worked on Nadiya Savchenko’s case.


Source: Ukrayinska Pravda