Today, 26 August, a picket in support of the Crimean political prisoners is to be held in Melitopol, historian Gulnara Bekirova posted on her Facebook page.

The campaign under the slogan "Free Ilmi Umerov!", "Free the Crimean political prisoners!" and "Where is Ervin?" will be held near the Taras Shevchenko monument at Victory Square at 3 pm.

“Express your solidarity - join us!” Bekirova wrote.

A rally in support of Ilmi Umerov is to be held today at the Independence Square in Kiev at 4 pm, as well.

In May 2016, the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Ilmi Umer was arrested by FSB officers on charges of calling to violate the territorial integrity of Russia.

This is the eighth day the Mejlis Deputy Chairman is kept in the psychiatric hospital in the city of Simferopol in order to undergo compulsory forensic psychiatric examination.

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