In the near future Russian lawyer Mark Feygin plans to leave for Crimea to represent one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatar national movement, the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov in court.

“Mark Feygin
I am leaving for Crimea soon to advocate in Ilmi Umerov’s case in Simferopol District Court sessions. It will be an impressive trial!”

May 31, a preliminary meeting was held on the case against Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov. The first session on the merits in open court will be held in Simferopol District Court (Build. 17, K. Marx street) on June 7, at 14:30.

Reference: May 12, 2016, the FSB in the Crimea initiated a criminal case against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov under art. 280.1 for allegedly calling to actions that threaten the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation on the air of the ATR. Umerov stated that his words in the program had been interpreted incorrectly.

Umerov was issued a travel ban. To undergo a psychiatric examination Umerov was forcibly placed in a psychiatric hospital, where he experienced serious health problems. September 7, Russian occupants released Umerov from a psychiatric hospital, but later several times summoned him for questioning.