The UK called on the Russian Federation to provide unfettered access for all international human rights monitoring organizations to the annexed Crimea in connections with the illegal detention of Ilmi Umerov, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, reads a statement published on the British Embassy’s website.
“The detention and treatment of the Deputy Chairman of Mejlis of the Crimea Tatar People Ilmi Umerov is a cause of deep concern. Umerov’s forced detention and examination in a psychiatric unit, along with reports of his deteriorating health are disturbing. We call on the Russian authorities to respect international human rights standards; to release Umerov without delay; and to allow him access to the medical care that he needs,” the statement said.
The document notes that the Russian Federation does not meet the human rights standards in Crimea.
Also, the embassy stressed that the UK does not intend to recognize the illegal annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula and demanded that Russia return the Crimea under the jurisdiction of Ukraine.