Leading Crimean Tatar activists freed by Russia

Two leading Tatar activists sentenced for their political activities by Russian authorities in annexed Crimea have been freed and have flown to Turkey, their family and lawyers said on Wednesday. “Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz are freed and most likely have already landed in Ankara,” Umerov’s wife Maye told AFP. Refat Chubarov, the head of the…