Amnesty International: Russia - Released Crimean Tatar leaders should be free to return home and speak out

posted 27 Oct 2017, 12:29 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Oct 2017, 12:30 ]
As Crimean Tatar leaders Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz arrived in Kyiv this afternoon, after being freed from a Russian prison in the occupied Crimea on Wednesday, the Director of Amnesty International Ukraine Oksana Pokalchuk said: “Prisoners of conscience Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz’s release from prison this week was a positive step, but they now face the further injustice of having been expelled from their homeland. They must be allowed to return to Crimea and freely express their views without fear of being prosecuted. [...]
Source: Amnesty International [27 October 2017]