Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Kurultai Zair Smedliaiev wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, Aug. 16, Censor.NET reports referring to Krym.Realii.
"The NKVD methods of dealing with undesirables have been increasingly employed of late. At present, in addition to arrests, the practice of putting people in psikhushkas [psychiatric hospitals used as prisons -ed.] is being implemented. We are concerned about the fate of Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov sent by the Kyiv district court of Simferopol for a compulsory psychiatric examination. By putting Ilmi Umerov in a secure setting, they want to alienate him from the public. In such a place, he may undergo various manipulations in the form of injections of psychotropic substances that may be also added into food, water or air, and possibly toxic substances that could deprive him of not only health but life," Smedliaiev said.
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He noted that the check of Umerov's mental state is possible "without his isolation and with the involvement of international experts."
"As for psychiatric examination, I would advise it to those who are now trying to decide the fate of Crimea, those who can not remember the lessons of history and predict the future," Smedliaiev concluded.
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