Savchenko’s lawyer will defend the Mejlis Vice-Chairman

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Russian lawyer Mark Feygin, who advocated the Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko in Russian courts will defend the Crimean Tatar people Mejlis Vice-Chairman Ilmi Umerov.

“Since today I will be an official defense lawyer of Ilmi Umerov,” posted Feygin in his Facebook.

He recalled that Umerov’s proceedings had been initiated by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), charging him with the “public appeals for action aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation”.

Also he added that lawyer Nikolaj Polozov, who defended another Vice-Chairman of the Mejlis Akhtem Chijgoz and the people’s Deputy Mustafa Dzhemilev’s son Khajser Dzhemilev, would be an official defense lawyer too.

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