Paris hosts the ceremony of awarding the Platform for European Memory and Conscience prize to the Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov.
It should be noted that the Platform for European Memory and Conscience includes 40 organizations and 18 countries. People who fight against totalitarian regimes become its laureates.
Reference: Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov was sentenced to 2 years of colony-settlement on charges of alleged public appeals to violate the territorial integrity of Russia. Release of Umerov, Chiygoz and other Crimean Tatar politicians and public activists was repeatedly demanded by Ukrainian, international and Russian human rights organizations.