Lawyer Nikolai Polozov transferred the letter of Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov to the RF Presidential Administration. In the letter, Ilmi Umerov demands the President of the Russian Federation to publicize copies of the decree on their release with Akhtem Chiygoz, according to the information on the page of Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov on Facebook.

Reportedly, for 10 months already, Ilmi Umerov, as well as the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Akhtem Chiygoz, cannot get the Putin administration to let them familiarize with the decree, on the basis of which they were unexpectedly released from "serving sentence".

According to Umerov, the Kremlin failed to send a copy of the document and sends him and lawyer Nikolai Polozov absurd letters from the Kremlin and the Moscow court instead.

“On this background, the refusal to consider the appeal of Oleg Sentsov's mother on pardoning her son looks especially absurd, allegedly because Oleg did not appeal personally. I did not "ask" either, but I was forcibly under false pretences brought from the Crimea to Turkey. I will not describe how it was, as there have been a lot of publications about it in the media," Umerov wrote.

QHA reported that the Russian government denied mother of Oleg Sentsov pardoning his son. The pardon department of the RF President's Office for Ensuring Constitutional Rights informed Lyudmila Sentsova that to begin the pardoning procedure, the Ukrainian filmmaker must himself appeal to the Russian president in writing.

Earlier, lawyer Nikolai Polozov said that none of his clients among citizens of Ukraine released after the pardon decree wrote any applications to Putin.