Crimean prosecutor's office sends indictment against prosecutor in Umerov's case to court
The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has sent the indictment against former prosecutor in Crimea in the case of Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov. He is accused of high treason, Prosecutor General's Office Spokeswoman Larysa Sarhan has said.
"The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea after the special pretrial investigation sent the indictment against former prosecutor of the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Oleh Sarhinov who is accused of committing a crime under Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (high treason)," she wrote on her Facebook page on Monday.
She said that irrefutable evidence have been received proving that the former prosecutor of the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, who joined the illegally created body of the Prosecutor's Office of the so-called Republic of Crimea, provided representatives of the occupation authorities with assistance in conducting subversive activities against Ukraine, including by falsifying the criminal case materials concerning Ilmi Umerov.
Sarhan recalled that according to the Criminal Code of Ukraine, this person could be imprisoned for the period from 12 to 15 years.
As reported, investigators of the Russian FSB in Crimea in May 2016 opened a criminal case against Umerov under Article 280.1 of the Russian Criminal Code on suspicion of incitement to violation of territorial integrity of the Russian Federation.
FSB officers imposed travel restrictions on Umerov. On August 11, a court in Simferopol granted the petition of the FSB investigator on Umerov's forced forensic psychiatric examination. On September 7, Umerov was released from a mental hospital.
On March 21, Umerov was handed an indictment in the criminal case opened against him. The case materials will be forwarded to the Bakhchysaray court.
On August 22, 2017, Head of the Supervision Department over Criminal Investigations of the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Oleksandr Darakchi said that the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea prepared a suspicion against the prosecutor in the Umerov case. He said, a number of witnesses have already been questioned and suspicions will be soon issued not only to the prosecutor, but also to the judges who participated in Umerov's illegal trial.