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 "They embrace their grandfather through bars and kiss his hands", - occupants did not let grandchildren to Umerov. PHOTO

Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov is allowed to see his grandchildren only through the bars.

Umerov's daughter Ayshe wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"We brought the kids to him, but they were refused entry, just as before. They embrace grandfather through bars and kiss his hands... This is too painful to watch," she wrote.

Read more: Mejlis ready to provide CE human rights monitoring mission in Crimea with information about violations, - Deputy Chairman Umerov

Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's human rights committee, Ignacio Sanchez Amor declared yesterday that the forced commitment of Ilmi Umerov to a psychiatric clinic represents a worrying new low in Russia's stigmatization of the Crimean Tatar community and should be immediately reversed.

Ilmi Umerov, Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, which was banned in April, is facing prosecution for reportedly saying during an interview earlier this year that "Russia must be forced to leave Crimea and Donbas." Earlier this month a court ordered Umerov to undergo psychiatric testing and he was subsequently committed to Simferopol's Psychiatric Hospital No. 1 for a 28-day period.

As reported last week, lawyers of deputy chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov, who is under investigation in occupied Crimea, will appeal to the European Committee against Tortures in Strasbourg about FSB's actions against the suspect.

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Images courtesy of Ayshe Umerova
 
 
 
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