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August 27 — September 2 News Digest

September 02, 2016 14:48 0 554 QirimInfo
Russian bombers in Crimea practiced attacks on Europe, Great Britain demands to release Ilmi Umerov, companies-contractors of construction of Kerch bridge are subject to sanctions and more.

Court dismissed complaint of Mykola Semena against actions of FSB investigator

August 29. Russian court impedes objective investigation of the case of Crimean journalist. On August 29 Kyiv District Court of Simferopol  dismissed the compaint of the lawyer of famous Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena against the actions of the investigation. Also the investigator does not give copies of his decisions on dismissing the complaints filed earlier.

On April 19 Russian "prosecutor" of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya announced the initiation of criminal cases against the Crimean journalist Mykola Semena for calls to violate the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation.

 

Ilmi Umerov about detention: it is psychological pressure, which can be called torture

August 29. The deputy chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov told in an interview with Radio Svoboda about the conditions of detention in a psychiatric hospital in the annexed Simferopol, which he called terrible.

Let us remind, on 11 August Umerov was hospitalized with hypertensive crisis, an ambulance took deputy chairman of the Mejlis from the courtroom of Kyiv district court, which addressed the issue of compulsory forensic psychiatric examination. A few days later the FSB operatives took Umerov from the hospital and transferred him to a psychiatric hospital, where he is until now.

 

Intelligence: Russian bombers in Crimea practiced attacks on Europe

August 30. Russian strategic bombers Tu-95MS during the day of August 30 practiced conditional targeting on European countries in the airspace of Crimea and the Black Sea. According to the main Intelligence Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the bombers practiced conditional use of airborne weapons on targets on the territory of Europe during the command and staff exercises "Caucasus-2016".

 

Dzhemilev: «West may pay dearly for flexibility with regard to the issues of occupation of Crimea»

August 30. Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Affairs of Crimean Tatars, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev said that Western politicians would not dare to drastic measures to force Moscow to return Crimea. At the same time, the Western countries may pay dearly for such a position. Dzhemilev expressed the view that the unwillingness to confront the Kremlin dictatorship contributes to the world’s abandoning efforts for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

 

Great Britain demands to release Umerov

August 31. UK urges Russia to immediately release Ilmi Umerov, who is forcibly held in a psychiatric hospital in Crimea. It is stated in a statement of the British Embassy in Kyiv. It noted Russia's non-compliance with human rights standards in Crimea, and confirms again the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

 

Сompanies-contractors of construction of Kerch bridge are subject to sanctions

September 1.  US Department of the Treasury's Office has expanded the list of companies which are subject to sanctions against Russia. For example, Russian companies that are contractors for the construction of the Kerch bridge in occupied Crimea are subject to US sanctions. These are companies Mostotrest and SGM-Most.

  

«Put trees into the ground, not people into the prisons!»

September 2. On the eve of World solidarity action  "Put trees into the ground, not people into the prisons!" in support of Ilmi Umerov took place at the Embassy of Russian Federation in Kyiv. Activists symbolically planted a tree at the office of the Russian Embassy to remind of the Kremlin's prisoners. 

Ilmi Umerov is charged with calls to violate the Russian Federation's territorial integrity. Since August 18, he is on the compulsory examination in a psychiatric hospital in Simferopol. Health of Umerov is critical, but he does not have access to the qualified medical care.

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