German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reacted positively to the request of Ukraine about the organization of the treatment of the Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Ilmi Umerov in a German clinic, the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Konstantin Eliseev said at the briefing, as cited by LigaBusinessInform
According to Eliseev, Ukraine is now elaborating he technical questions of such treatment organization.
The representative of the Presidential Administration noted that during a telephone conversation with Angela Merkel, the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko "... addressed her with a request to organize the treatment of Ilmi Umerov, being under arrest in Crimea, in one of the medical facilities in Germany. And now we are working actively to implement it."
It was reported earlier that lawyer Mark Feigin, in his comments to QHA, said that Ilmi Umer will be able to travel to Germany for treatment only if the Russian Federation will be under pressure of the international community.
September 17, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked her to facilitate the treatment of Umerov in Germany.
Ilmi Umerov has been involuntary confined in a psychiatric hospital in Simferopol for three weeks for compulsory inspection. He was released on September 7. However, Umerov announced his intention to continue to defend his rights.
The criminal case against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov was launched at the request of the so-called Public Prosecutor’s Office of Crimea. The prosecution alleges that in March 2016, Umerov being in the territory of Ukraine, publicly called to "violate the territorial integrity of Russia" during his live interview with ATR TV Channel.