TORONTO (QHA) -

Representatives of the Ukrainian community in the Canadian city of Toronto will take to the streets for the rally of solidarity with the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov, Crimean Tatar Elvira Saale posted on her Facebook page.

“September 3 at 12:00, let’s gather outside the Russian Consulate to support Ilmi Umerov, who is now involuntary confined by the FSB in a mental hospital! I urge all those concerned to come to protest action!” reads the message.

It is noted that the Russian authorities torture Umerov in a mental hospital, not giving him the proper care.

“Moreover, Umerov suffers from diabetes and should have regular meals to maintain the level of insulin. The Russian authorities, knowing his health condition, invented another sophisticated method of torture - they fed him only twice a day, with interval about 17 hours between meals. They are slowly killing him,” the organizers of the action stressed.

Earlier, the US State Department made an official statement on the release of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov, illegally confined in a psychiatric hospital.

On August 28, Mark Feigin arrived in Crimea to try to free Ilmi Umerov from a psychiatric hospital. On August 29, he said that the investigator refused to release Umerov from the hospital to meet with his family.

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

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 Public Prosecutor’s Office of Crimea. 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.

August 18, FSB officers - before the entry of the court decision into force - illegally transferred 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 of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov – transported to the Simferopol mental hospital for a compulsory forensic examination - deteriorated sharply on August 21. He lost consciousness, presumably due to the aggravation of hypertensive crisis.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called the forced confinement of the Mejlis Deputy Chairman Ilmi Umerov in a psychiatric hospital as return to the Stalin era.

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