Dzhelyal is to undergo a psychiatric evaluation

Любезна Катерина
10:13, 09 October
Dzhelyal is to undergo a psychiatric evaluation
Image source: Facebook/Микола Полозов

In occupied Crimea, the deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Nariman Dzhelyal, was forcibly sent to the 15th department of the Crimean Republican Psychiatric Hospital № 1.

Lawyer Nikolai Polozov reports about it.

According to him, Dzhelyal was transferred from the Simferopol pre-trial detention centre, where he had been for about a month. The political prisoner is currently being held in a psychiatric ward for people in custody. Earlier, Dzhelyal refused to undergo a psychiatric evaluation because there were no grounds for it.

According to Polozov, the evaluation should have been appointed in case there would be doubts about the ability to independently protect the rights and legitimate interests, following paragraph 3 of Art. 196 of the CPC of the Russian Federation.

“I think it is obvious to everyone that Nariman Dzhelyal does not fit this description at all. Thus, there is no reason to put him in a psychiatric hospital. Here, no other reasons for the investigator’s decision to send Nariman Dzhelyal for a psychiatric evaluation except for the use of punitive practice can not be assumed”, -  Polozov wrote.

He noted that the conditions in the hospital were terrible. 

These are all elements of a comprehensive punitive system.

“The psychiatric evaluation will last from 21 to 28 days. Nariman is in good health. He once again asked to express his gratitude for the support. Undoubtedly, the defence will appeal against the illegal procedural decision of the investigation”, - Polozov stressed.

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What is known

  • Nikolai Polozov, a lawyer, said that the arrested deputy head of the Crimean Tatar People's Majlis, Nariman Dzhelyal, had not received any letters. He suggested that this may be due to the work of "censors".
  • On September 3 and 4, five Crimean Tatars were detained in Simferopol and Yevpatoria - businessman Eldar Odamanov,  Aziz and Asan Akhtemov, Shevket Useinov and Nariman Dzhelyal, deputy head of the Crimean Tatar People's Mejlis, on suspicion of blowing up a gas pipeline in the village of Perevalnoe.
  • Nariman Dzhelyal, arrested in occupied Simferopol, is held in the worst conditions, his lawyer says.
  • On September 6, the occupation "court" arrested the detained Crimean Tatars.