The US State Department made an official statement on the release of the Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Ilmi Umerov illegally detained in a psychiatric hospital.

“The US concerned by the detention of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov. The Russian government should release him,”  reads the statement posted on Twitter.

The Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis has been held in a psychiatric hospital in Simferopol on compulsory forensic psychiatric examination for already thirteen days.

Earlier, the lawyer Mark Feigin said that the US State Department intends to make a statement on Ilmi Umerov.

The international organization Human Rights Watch has made a statement as well, demanding to release Umerov and provide him with medical care.

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