KYIV (QHA) -

The Secretariat of the Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine intends to send a letter to the Russian Ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova with a request to ensure the right to life and treatment to Ilmi Umerov, Deputy Chair of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people who was sentenced to two years in the settlement colony.

Umerov suffers from Diabetes Mellitus and Parkinson's disease.

“The sentence in the colony can constitute a threat to the life of Ilmi Umerov. We will explain this to the Russian Ombudsperson Moskalkova. We will try to find an interaction formula to do without politics and will talk about granting the right to medical care," Mikhail Chaplyga, Representative of the Commissioner for Public Relations and Informational Technologies, said in the commentary to QHA.

Chaplyga further noted that the letter to Russia will be sent on Tuesday, October 3.

Earlier, QHA reported that on September 27, the Kremlin-controlled Simferopol district court passed a verdict in the case of Ilmi Umerov and chose a preventive measure in the form of two years in an open prison.

A member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Gayana Yuksel designated the "court’s" verdict to Ilmi Umerov as vile and suggested that the invaders would send the Deputy Head of the Mejlis to a settlement colony in a remote region of the Russian Federation.

Lawyer Nikolai Polozov noted that, given the state of Ilmi Umerov’s health, the sentence of two years in a settlement colony is equival to a death sentence. He also said that the Russian authorities might take Ilmi Umerov to the territory of the Russian Federation to serve his sentence preventing the access to his relatives and lawyers.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine considers the verdict of Russian "judges" in the Crimea against Ilmi Umerov criminal and illegal, and the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated that the verdict in the case of Ilmi Umerov is shameful.

Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov is sure that the decision of the "court" in the occupied Crimea regarding the Deputy Chair of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov is an attempt to force the Crimean Tatars to leave the Crimea.

Earlier, the Russian prosecutor requested a punishment for Ilmi Umerov in the form of 3 years and 6 months of suspended sentence, probation for 3 years and a ban for three years to engage in public and teaching activities.

QHA