Deputy Leader of Crimean Tatars Mejlis faces charges of 'extremism'
Investigator of Russian FSB considered Ilmi Umerov’s words as actions directed against Russia’s territorial integrity
Ilmi Umerov, Deputy Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars, faced charges under the article of Russia’s criminal code “Public calls for performing actions against territorial integrity of the Russian Federation”. Nariman Dzhelal, another Deputy Head of Mejlis, reported this at Facebook.
The indictment says that on March 19, 2016, Umerov gave an interview to ATR TV channel, where he spoke about the necessity to return Crimea and Donbas under Ukraine’s jurisdiction. The investigator of Russian FSB, federal security service, considered his words as actions directed against Russia’s territorial integrity.
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