At the next meeting of the Kremlin-controlled court, in the case against Ilmi Umerov, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, an expert suspected of falsifying the expertise will be questioned, the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis reported himself on his Facebook page.
“On June 21, at 2.30 p.m. in the Simferopol district court, the third session on the "Umerov case" will be held. An interrogation of the "expert" Ivanova, who fabricated the linguistic examination, is expected.”
At the last meeting on the merits on June 14, the judge pronounced the full volume of the expert opinion of the linguistic expertise conducted by the expert Ivanova on the order of the FSB investigator. The text of the expertise allegedly contains a literal translation of the program of the television channel ATR.
According to the daughter of Ilmi Umerov, Ayshe, the defense considers the examination of Umerov's speech incorrect, since "the translation was examined, but not the original speech, and in this connection the investigator committed a gross substitution of the notions, as they called the translation a transcript and based the entire accusation on it."
Reference: The Russian authorities accuse Ilmi Umerov of allegedly having made "calls for the actions aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation with the use of mass media and information and telecommunications networks (including the Internet)."
The criminal case was opened on May 12, 2016, as a search was carried out in Umerov's house. Ilmi Umerov was issued a travel ban. The investigation lasted almost a year. During this period a number of expertise (photo, linguistic) were conducted. Also Umerov was placed in the hospital of a psychiatric clinic in Simferopol without any legal grounds, for allegedly passing a forensic psychiatric examination, where he spent 21 days.
The third session on the Ilmi Umerov case will be held in the Crimean court on June 21.
The last meeting was attended by Moscow lawyer Mark Feigin, who is the leading advocate for Ilmi Umerov.