SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov is summoned to the FSB again.

“Tomorrow at 15:30 Ilmi Umerov is summoned to the FSB to bring a new charge, according to the investigator Skripka. Of course he did not say what that "new" charge will be, we’ll come and learn...” wrote Ilmi Umerov’s daughter Aishe on her Facebook page.

May 12, the FSB in Crimea filed a criminal case against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov under Art. 280.1 for the alleged callings to actions that threaten Russia's territorial integrity on the air of ATR channel. Umerov stated that his words were translated incorrectly. Umerov was issued a travel ban.

July 21, the District Court of Simferopol rejected his complaint against the decision to initiate criminal proceedings against him. 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.

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