The prison sentences against Crimean Tatar Leader Ilmi Umerov and Deputy Chair of Mejlis, Akhtem Chyigoz, Deputy Chair of the Mejlis and journalist Mykola Semena have been denounced by the European Parliament.

According to the MEPs, these convictions are serious violations of their human rights and should be reversed. They called for the immediate and unconditional release of Umerov and Chyigoz and for all charges against Semena to be dropped.

MEPs said the “reality of repression and the a...

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