SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

The Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov can be put in a psychiatric hospital, Umerov’s lawyer Edem Semedlyaev wrote on Facebook.

August 11, 2016 at 11.00 a.m. the Kiev District Court in the city of Simferopol is due to hold a court hearing on the motion seeking to put the accused Umerov Ilmi Rustemovich, who currently is not held in custody, in a psychiatric hospital for forensic psychiatric examination, reads a notice of the "FSB Investigative Department in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol," that has been handed over to Umerov today, August 9 during the questioning.

The Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov is accused of "separatist statements" in the annexed Crimea. July 14, he filed a complaint against the decision of the Kiev District Court of Simferopol to launch criminal proceedings against him. Umerov also sent an application in the name of the FSB investigator saying he refuses to undergo the outpatient forensic psychiatric examination and considers it an attempt to discredit his personality and humiliate the goodwill.

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