The Russian authorities want to send Nedim Khalilov, who was deported from Crimea to the Krasnodar region, for compulsory treatment, according to his Facebook page.
"I keep thinking about what a nurse said during a medical examination on December 1, 2016. She said that I should be placed in a psychiatric hospital. On the one hand, I pity these people, but on the other hand, they also believe that they are right. USSR with its methods is still here. The idea that a person should be placed in a psychiatric hospital for his fighting for the right to live in his homeland, is a natural product of those people consciousness," he wrote.
Khalilov's lawyer Edem Semedlyaev notes that Ilmi Umerov was the first to experience the punitive psychiatry applied by Russia. Later four Crimean Tatars accused of involvement in Hizb-ut-Tahrir followed him.
"Soon all undesirable Crimean Tatars, Crimean Muslims, will be subjected to punitive psychiatric medicine," Semedlyaev wrote in his comments to the post of Khalilov.
Nedim Khalilov went on a hunger strike Nov 21, demanding to bring him back to Crimea.