The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev believes that searches, interrogations and criminal prosecutions of Crimean Tatars from the side of occupying authorities and Russian security forces are made to get them to leave the peninsula.
"The one purpose is to intimidate, to make people silent. There is a second purpose, and it is to force Crimean Tatars to leave Crimea. They, as well as in Stalin's time, want to see such a pure ethnic Russian Crimea", — Dzhemilev commented to "Krym.Realii".
Also, to his opinion, the criminal case opened by the FSB against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov, is unfounded and does not comply with the law.
"The occupants have such a fear of Crimean Tatars, that they don’t take into consideration any rules and laws. Accusation of Ilmi Umerov of that he called for encroachment on the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation is absurd. He just said his point of view as a citizen of Ukraine, and the son of his people. And our people do not recognize the occupation", — Dzhemilev said.
Let us recall, FSB investigators in Crimea opened a criminal case against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov under article "extremism". Umerov is accused of the fact that, in March 2016 in a live broadcast of TV channel ATR, he publicly "called for the necessity to violate the Russian Federation's territorial integrity".