Ilchenko, who is a foreign language teacher and a blogger, was detained by the FSB Federal Security Service on July 2, 2015, and placed into a detention center in Simferopol, Crimea, for 11 months.

He is accused of not recognizing the annexation of Crimea by Russia, which he states in his blog publications and posts on social networks.

Read alsoPro-Ukrainian activist arrested in occupied CrimeaIn June 2016, he was placed under house arrest in Sevastopol, which he fled to Ukraine.

Earlier, First Deputy Information Policy Minister Emine Dzhaparova reported that the Russian authorities in Crimea continue intimidating the indigenous Crimean Tatars and increase repression against them.