The Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov wrote on his Facebook page that he was invited to the Russian invaders Prosecutor's Office in Simferopol on the eve of the events to commemorate the anniversary of the Crimean Tatar People Deportation from the Crimea in 1944.
He suggested that the Kremlin-controlled law enforcement authorities would warn the Crimean Tatars against “provocations” during laying of flowers at the railway station in Simferopol.
“I think, on the eve of May, 18 it will go about “illegal actions inadmissibility” on the Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide. Apparently, in this case, they will speak about the intention of some Crimean Tatar People to lay flowers to the memorial stone in the park opposite the railway station in Simferopol at 13.00.”
May 18, a number of events are planned for the anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People from the Motherland in the Russian-occupied Crimea. The traditional laying of flowers in memory of the victims of the tragedy in front of the central railway station of Simferopol is planned in the afternoon.
Earlier QHA reported that May 12, 2016, the FSB in the Crimea initiated a criminal case against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov under Art. 280.1 for allegedly calling on the air of the ATR to actions that threaten the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation. Umerov stated that his words in the program had been interpreted incorrectly.
Umerov was issued a travel ban. To undergo a psychiatric examination Umerov was forcibly placed in a psychiatric hospital, where he experienced serious health problems. September 7, Russian occupants released Umerov from a psychiatric hospital, but later several times summoned him for questioning.
The human rights organization Human Rights Watch compared the repression against Umerov with punitive psychiatry of Soviet times.