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Russia demands loyalty or silence, say Crimea's hounded Tatars

Crimean Tartar activist Ilmi Umerov walks slowly and has difficulty controlling his left arm but his voice is strong and his eyes are piercing as he reiterates his rejection of Moscow's rule in the peninsula, an opinion for which he faces trial. The deputy head of the Mejlis -- the Crimean Tatars' elected assembly -- was on September 7 released from three weeks' involuntary detention in a psychiatric hospital in Simferopol, on the Black Sea.
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