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Lawyers Nikolai Polozov and Mark Feigin visited the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov illegally confined in a psychiatric clinic, the head of the Central Election Commission of the Crimean Tatar Qurultai Zair Smedlyaev reported, having published the meeting photo.

Later, Mark Feigin said that today's meetings with the defendant did not lead to the desired result.

“I have visited Umerov in hospital together with my colleagues two times today, waiting for the FSB investigator Skripka, who has hidden. By the way, he had previously worked for the Security Service of Ukraine,” the lawyer wrote on Twitter.

It was reported earlier that Mark Feigin arrived in Crimea on 28 August 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.

PHOTO: Internet, Zair Smedlyaev’s Facebook page 

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