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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.