When you are reading these lines, a person can die in a psychiatric hospital in Crimea. The person who should not be in there. His name is Ilmi Umerov, 59, he is an active member of the Crimean Tatar national movement, the deputy head of the Mejlis, the former head of Bakhchisarai district in Crimea. He is mentally healthy, and it has got to a psychiatrists because of his belief that Crimea (Ukraine), annexed by Russia in 2014, is a part of Ukraine.
On May 12, 2016 Ilmi Umerov was detained on suspicion of public appeals and actions aimed at changing the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation for the statements while the broadcast of ATR TV channel in March 2016. Due to his health condition — he is ill with Parkinson's disease, has hypertension and diabetes — Umerov was released on his own recognizance and had to sign a pledge of secrecy of the case files.
After several hearings, "prosecutor" requested a psychiatric examination for the accused. On August 11 during the asylum procedure Ilmi Umerov got sick, and he was hospitalized with preinfarction state from the courtroom. However, the court decided to appoint a psychiatric examination. On August 18, despite poor health and absence of the decision on the appeal of a psychiatric examination, Umerov was forcibly taken to a psychiatric hospital №1 of Simferopol to the ninth department of inpatient forensic psychiatric examination for persons who are not in custody.
On August 21 relatives of Ilmi Umerov told about serious deterioration of his state of health. Umerov has aggravation of hypertensive crisis, there are signs of hypoglycemic shock, he was not provided the necessary medical care and did not receive medicines. Living conditions in the hospital are unsatisfactory.
Actions taken by the Russian Federation against Ilmi Umerov are illegal and violate international law:
We demand from the government of Russian Federation:
We appeal to the international partners to: