The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia has announced the investigation of the criminal case against Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar people Mejlis Ilmi Umerov brought to the end.
“I am back home after a visit to the FSB. The investigator informed us (me and my lawyers) that the investigation was over and the “insight into the criminal case file” began. Then the case will be placed in the hands of the Prosecutor and then sent for trial,” said Umerov.
Looking back, the Crimean Directorate of the FSB indicted Umerov in late January this year. He is charged with “public calls for action aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation”.
The FSB accused Umerov of “separatist statements” because of his appearances on the ATR TV channel. Umerov allegedly stated that “it was necessary to force Russia to get out of Crimea and Donbass”.