KYIV (QHA) -

Deputy Chairmen of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, convicted in the annexed Crimea and transferred to Turkey today, did not apply for a pardon to Russian President Vladimir Putin, lawyer Nikolai Polozov said.

“Neither Akhtem Chiygoz nor Ilmi Umerov made any statements with requests for clemency, amnesty or anything else signed or written. They are the heroes of the Crimean Tatar people, Ukrainian political prisoners, for whom their moral principles and conscience are of greater value than their own freedom. They are not the people who can be brought to their knees and forced to seek mercy of the Russian state," the lawyer stated.

Earlier, the Deputy Chairmen of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, convicted in the occupied Crimea, were transferred to Turkey. First they were brought to Simferopol, and then sent to Anapa by plane.

QHA sources report that they have already landed in Anapa and transferred to the Turkish side. The Russian plane that delivered them flew back.

Reference: The so-called Supreme Court of Crimea on September 11 fully supported the charge against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz, which was requested by the prosecutor's office providing for 8 years of imprisonment.

September 27, the Simferopol district "court" convicted the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov. The occupying court found him guilty of separatism under article 280.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Public calls for actions aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation) and sentenced him to 2 years in a colony-settlement and 2 years of a ban on public activities.

Source: CrimeaRealii

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