Human Rights Watch calls on Russia to immediately release Ilmi Umerov

Source : 112 Ukraine

Human Rights Watch calls on Russia to immediately release Umerov Ilmi
13:13, 26 August 2016

International human rights organization Human Rights Watch calls on the Russian authorities to immediately release the deputy chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov, held in a psychiatric hospital.

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"Umerov's forced detentions in a psychiatric institution is a wanton violation of his rights. It is also a shameful attempt to use psychiatry to silence him and to slander his reputation. This practice is known to be widely used against dissidents of the Soviet Union," - said Tanya Cooper, Human Rights Watch expert, reported by RFE/RL.

Despite his poor health, Kiev District Court of Simferopol, controlled by Russia, took a decision on inpatient forensic psychiatric assessment of Umerov.

Related: Umerov's defense disputed a psychiatric examination in court

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