The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin commented on the compulsory forensic examination as to the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov carried out by the Crimean occupation authorities.
According to Klimkin, such actions by the authorities resemble the methods and techniques of the NKVD security forces.
“Punitive psychiatry is a return to the worst days of the NKVD,” the Foreign Minister wrote on his Twitter account.
In May 2016, the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Ilmi Umer was arrested by FSB officers on charges of calling to violate the territorial integrity of Russia.
This is the eighth day the Mejlis Deputy Chairman is kept in the psychiatric hospital in the city of Simferopol in order to undergo the compulsory forensic psychiatric examination.