He said in an interview with DW, Censor.NET reports.
"I was placed in the department of the custodial psychiatric hospital with horrible sanitary conveniences. I was constantly in contact with the real mental patients, who had spent years in this clinic. That was the way to exert pressure on a sane person. Three weeks spent in such conditions can be called a one big torture," Umerov said.
He believes that one must have guts to bear it stoutly.
"Besides, I refused to take the clinic food. I ate only home-made one. I did not take any medicines from the medical staff," the Mejlis deputy head explained.
He added that the toilet and shower made a horrible impression.
"All the more so because I had pretty ill health - I am a challenged person. I started going downhill. I lost consciousness on the fourth day of my stay in the hospital," Ilmi Umerov stressed.
As reported, Sept. 7, Umerov was released from the mental health facility in the occupied Simferopol where he was held for three weeks. His relatives insist it had caused deterioration of his health.