KYIV (QHA) -

Ukraine's Foreign Affairs Ministry will seek that the international community recognize the fact of tortures against the Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov, who has been held in Simferopol psychiatric hospital for 3 weeks.

Holding Ilmi Umerov in a mental hospital for three weeks is nothing but a form of torture. We are working hard for it to be recognized all over the world, Foreign Affairs Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin wrote on Twitter Monday.

The Simferopol Court granted a petition, filed by the FSB investigator in the first half of August, seeking to put a 59-year-old Ilmi Umerov in a mental hospital for a forensic psychiatric examination.

The Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov was released from a psychiatric hospital September7.

The criminal case against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov was launched at the request of the so-called Public Prosecutor’s Office of Crimea. The prosecution alleges that in March 2016, Umerov being in the territory of Ukraine, publicly called to "violate the territorial integrity of Russia" during his live interview with ATR TV Channel.

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