SIMFEROPOL/AQMESCIT (QHA) -

Mejlis Deputy Chairman Ilmi Umerov has been taken to an FSS branch in Simferopol, wrote Nariman Jelyal, Mejlis First Deputy Chairman, on his Facebook page.

“Ilmi Umerov has just been taken to an FSS branch in Simferopol,” Nariman Jelyal wrote.

It was reported earlier that FSS officers arrested Mejlis Deputy Chairman Ilmi Umerov and took him to Simferopol’s FSS branch. Ilmi Umerov’s lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and Mejlis First Deputy Chairman Nariman Jelyal are now in Simferopol as well.

The FSS may charge Umerov with violating Russia’s territorial integrity and terrorism.

Umerov confirmed the report about his arrest, saying that FSS officers are now taking him to Simferopol.

Ilmi Umerov is now unavailable by phone.

QHA