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1. September 7, 2016

 - Ilmi Umer is preparing for further litigation

- After 21 days of compulsory examination, Ilmi Umer has been discharged from a psychiatric hospital with the conclusion - healthy.

 - The Commission unanimously made a decision on the mental health of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov. However, the relevant documents were not given to his family since they would be forwarded to the investigation, at the request of which Ilmi Umerov was forcibly confined in a psychiatric hospital.

- The criminal case against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov was opened at the request of the so-called Public Prosecutor’s Office of Crimea. The prosecution alleges that in March 2016, Umerov being in the territory of Ukraine, publicly called to "violate the territorial integrity of Russia" during his live interview with ATR TV Channel.


2. September 7, 2016 

- Order is executed: verdict for "Sevastopol Four" was announced 

 - The court in Rostov-on-Don (Russia) sentenced the four Crimeans to imprisonment for their involvement in "Hizb ut-Tahrir" organization, which is recognized as terrorist in Russia.

 - Ruslan Zeytullaev received 7 years imprisonment, while Ferat Sayfullaev, Rustem Vaitov and Yuri Primov were sentenced to 5 years in prison. All they have to serve their sentence in a penal colony.

 - They were attributed to the organization of and participation in a terrorist organization (Art. 205 of the Criminal Code). According to investigators, Ruslan Zeytullaev organized a clandestine division of "Hizb ut-Tahrir" in Sevastopol and the rest acted as "recruiters."

- The defendants came to the pronouncement of the verdict in T-shirts with the slogans "Crimean Tatars", "The play is over," "Order is executed", having taped their mouths.

 - The Kiev District Court in Simferopol extended the arrest of four defendants in Hizb ut-Tahrir case - Muslum Aliev, Emir Usein Kuku, Arsen Dzhepparov and Enver Bekirov - until December 8, 2016. 

 - Emir Usein Kuku, Vadim Siruk, Enver Bekirov and Muslim Aliev are still being held in custody. All of them were socially active citizens. In particular, prior to being arrested Emir Usein Kuku was engaged in human rights activities and recorded the human rights violations in Crimea. 




3. September 7, 2016

- Appeal to ban the Mejlis will be considered in the Russian Supreme Court

- The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation will consider the appeal against the decision of the so-called "Supreme Court" of Crimea to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people on September 29, at 11 a.m.

- Just a reminder: On April 26, the so-called "Supreme Court" of Crimea banned the Mejlis in the territory of the annexed peninsula. The Mejlis defence sent the appeal to the Supreme Court of Russia.

- Ukraine also intends to challenge the decision of the Russian Federation to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people at the European Court of Human Rights.


4. September 8, 2016

- Trial of Chiygoz: 13th hearing (COMPLETED)  

- The 13th hearing on the case of Ahtem Chiygoz, the Mejlis Deputy Chairman, was held on September 8. However, he could not attend it due to discriminatory provisions on the remote participation of the defendant in the 1st instance process.

- Lawyer Nikolai Polozov reported that the hearing into Ahtem Chiygoz case scheduled on September 12 will not take place due to Eid al-Adha holiday. So, the next hearing is to be held on September 15, at 9.30 a.m.

- The "victim" Nesterov, a member of the "people's militia", told the court that on the eve of February 26, 2014, the  members of the "Russian Unity" were informed of the impending provocation and seizure of the Council of Ministers. He also reported on the provocateurs from the "pro-Russian" rally.

- Chiygoz has been kept in the Simferopol detention center since the end of January 2015. He is charged with Part 1of Article 212 of the Russian Criminal Code (‘organizing mass disorder’), which is punishable by a 10-year jail term.


5. September 9, 2016

- Crimea: Police officer has beaten a man for Ukrainian symbols

- September 7, a man with Ukrainian symbols was severely beaten in the annexed Sevastopol.  

- The motive for the beating were the sign of Azov Civil Corps on the bicycle frame, Ukrainian coat of arms on the holders of the wheels, as well as yellow and blue bracelet on the arm of Movenko.

- The police arrived on the scene and did not pay any attention to the attacker – they were interested only in the victim covered with blood and lying on the pavement with his hands tied. Thereafter, the ambulance, accompanied by police, took Movenko to the trauma unit of the first municipal hospital.

- In Yalta, September 5, local MPs wrote a collective report on a lawyer to FSB for his pro-Ukrainian position. The MPs addressed the law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation to check the resident of Crimea, Yuri Fromus, since he did not support the annexation of the Crimea by Russia.