The lawyer Mark Feigin has announced that in the near future, the US State Department will make a statement about Ilmi Umerov.

- I've warned them, keep away from the old man, he wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs asked the democratic countries to put pressure on Russia in order to release the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov.

As QHA reported earlier, today the international organization Human Rights Watch made a statement seeking to release Ilmi Umerov and provide him with medical care.