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Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on Europe to increase pressure on Russia to release Umerov

August 26, 2016 11:51 0 2454 QirimInfo
Head of the Ministry Pavlo Klimkin will raise this issue at the next OSCE meeting in Germany.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested the partner countries to urge Russia to stop the persecution and to release the deputy chairman of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov. This director of the Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oleksii Makeev told it QirimInfo.

In turn, the head of the MFA Pavlo Klimkin will raise this issue at the next meeting of the OSCE on September 1 in Germany.

"The act of punitive psychiatry against Ilmi Umerov obviously does not take into account the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment", – the ministry said.

Let us remind, in May 2016 Umerov was arrested by the FSB. He was charged with calls to violate Russia's territorial integrity, and was released on his own recognizance.

On August 11 Umerov was hospitalized with hypertensive crisis, an ambulance took the deputy chairman of the Mejlis from the courtroom of Kyiv district court, which addressed the issue of compulsory forensic psychiatric examination. In a few days the FSB operatives took Umerov from the hospital and transferred him to a psychiatric hospital, where he is the eighth day in a row.

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