The Deputy Chairmen of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov and Ahtem Chiygoz have been pardoned, Radio Liberty correspondent Anton Naumlyuk reported referring to lawyer Nikolai Polozov.
Presidential decrees on pardon are classified and not published.
Reportedly, the pardoning of Chiygoz and Umerov is "a political decision and the outcome of negotiations with the participation of Turkey and Ukraine."
Earlier, the Deputy Chairmen of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, convicted in the occupied Crimea, were transferred to Turkey. First they were brought to Simferopol, and then sent to Anapa by plane.
Reference: The so-called Supreme Court of Crimea on September 11 fully supported the charge against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz, which was requested by the prosecutor's office providing for 8 years of imprisonment.
September 27, the Simferopol district "court" convicted the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov. The occupying court found him guilty of separatism under article 280.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Public calls for actions aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation) and sentenced him to 2 years in a colony-settlement and 2 years of a ban on public activities.
Source: Radio Liberty