15:23 08.12.2017

Decrees on pardoning Umerov, Chiygoz classified, they are still de jure in Crimea - lawyers

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Decrees on pardoning Umerov, Chiygoz classified, they are still de jure in Crimea - lawyers

 The deputy heads of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, are planning to file lawsuits against the Russian presidential administration due to the absence of any documents pardoning them, which restricts them in realizing their rights, lawyer Nikolai Polozov has said.

"In the near future, Chiygoz and Umerov will file lawsuits against the administration of the president of the Russian Federation with the demand to declassify the normative acts that directly affect their rights and freedoms. I will present them in Moscow's court. We will demand a clear answer from the administration of President Putin as to under what circumstances and on what grounds Chiygoz and Umerov were brought out of the territory of Crimea," Polozov wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday, December 7.

According to him, after the swift "deportation" of Chiygoz and Umerov from Crimea to Ankara, it turned out that the Russian authorities had not issued any documents on their transfer.

"The only document that was issued to Chiygoz in a detention center is a certificate of release. Imerov found himself outside Crimea without any supporting documents. On papers, Chiigoz and Umerov are still de jure in Crimea," Polozov said.

On September 11, a Russian court in Crimea sentenced Chiygoz to eight years in a high-security prison. On September 27 a Simferopol district court jailed Umerov for two years in a penal colony.

After staying in a Russian prison, on October 25, Chiygoz and Umerov were transferred to Turkey. They are exempt from criminal liability, but they are forbidden to reside in Crimea. On October 27, they arrived in Kyiv.

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