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The attempts of the "Crimean Investigative Committee" to bring a case against a lawyer Nicholay Polozov are caused by the desire of the Russian authorities to deprive the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov protection. This himself.

“My case is connected with the Ilmi Umerov case. FSB investigators want to interrogate me as a witness, depriving the defense of procedural status. Certainly it is a fact of pressure against me on the part of the FSB in the Crimea and an illegal attempt to deprive Ilmi Umerov protection,” the lawyer wrote on Twitter.

He also noted that the FSB and the Prosecutor's Office aim to intimidate him, depriving the ability to protect human rights in Crimea.

In addition, according to Polozov, the attempts of the "Investigative Committee" of Crimea to initiate a case against him under two articles, refer to intimidation as well.

Following the meeting, the lawyer said that the pre-investigation check on his "case" is prolonged.

“The court granted the FSB and the Prosecutor's position and sent my case to the first instance court. And you say the court exists in the Russian Federation,” Nicholay Polozov noted.

As QHA reported earlier, November 8, in addition to the regular court session on the case of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz, another trial on a new case of the Federal Security Service will be held against the lawyer Nicholay Polozov.

Previously, Polozov said that a criminal case against him is expected to be filed in Crimea.

November 5-6, Nikolai Polozov visited Kyiv, where he held a number of meetings, in particular, met with the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska. Together with the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov, they discussed the protection of Ukrainian citizens on the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea.

Reference. Russian lawyer Nikolai Polozov protects the interests of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz. The occupation authorities accused him of organizing a rally outside the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea February 26, 2014. Nikolay Polozov is also a lawyer to Hayser Dzhemilev, the son of the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev.

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