Crimean Tatar persecution: Deputy head of Crimean Tatars' Mejlis to be put in mental ward (video)
Politics18:35 Aug. 18, 2016
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Deputy head of Crimean Tatars' Mejlis to be put in mental ward (video)

Ilmi Umerov to supposedly pass forensic psychiatric evaluation 

Deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars Ilmi Umerov may be placed in a mental ward. This is according to his lawyer Mykola Polozov. He posted in his social network profile that Umerov might be forced to the clinic today, on Thursday, August 18th, for the purpose of forensic mental assessment.

On February 26th, 2014, Umerov along with other Crimean Tatars organised a demonstration against the occupation of the peninsula. Later Russian Federal Security Service initiated a criminal case against him. On May 12th 58-year-old Ilmi Umerov was arrested. Last week Umerov felt sick during a court session, later he was taken to the hospital. The judge announced Umerov must undergo forensic psychiatric evaluation.

Watch also Persecution of Crimean Tatars ongoing on Russia-occupied peninsula

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