SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov was not allowed to see his lawyer Mark Feigin. It is the 12th day Umerov has been held in a psychiatric hospital in the city of Simferopol for compulsory forensic psychiatric examination, Feigin wrote on Twitter.

- I came with Ilmi’s family to the hospital to take him away. They must have let him go. But the FSB investigator Skripka changed his mind. He decided to mock, wrote Feigin.

August, 28 Mark Feigin said that he arrived in Crimea to try to release Ilmi Umerov from a psychiatric hospital.

August 27, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on Human Rights made a statement on illegal confinement of the Mejlis Deputy Chairman Ilmi Umerov in the psychiatric hospital.

As QHA reported earlier, the case against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov was launched at the request of the so-called Crimean Prosecutor’s Office. The prosecution alleges that in March 2016, Umerov being in the territory of Ukraine, publicly called to "violate the territorial integrity of Russia" during his live interview with ATR TV Channel.

Ilmi Umerov started feeling sick at the hearing in the city of Simferopol on August 11. He was hospitalized with heart attack risk.

On August 18, the FSB illegally transferred the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov from the hospital to a psychiatric clinic taking away vital medication and allowing him to see his family in a strictly specified time.

The health state of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov, who has been transferred to the Simferopol mental hospital for a compulsory forensic examination, deteriorated sharply August 21. He lost consciousness, presumably due to the aggravation of hypertensive crisis.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the forced confinement of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov in a psychiatric hospital is a return to the Stalin era.

PHOTO: Twitter Mark Feigin

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