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Crimean Tatar Bekirov deprived of adequate medical aid in Crimea, - lawyer

He has not had a single change of bandage on his amputated leg since December 13
11:56, 19 December 2018

Edem Bekirov
Crimean solidarity

Edem Bekirov, the Crimean Tatar activist arrested by the 'court' of the Russian-occupied Simferopol still has not received any medical assistance in his cell. Oleksiy Ladin, the lawyer told that to Krym.Realii outlet.

'He has not had a single change of bandage on his amputated leg since December 13 - although the doctor recommends to change them 2-3 times a day. Since December 13, he only saw a doctor once - yesterday (December 18, - 112 International). She summoned him, interviewed him and did not even examine him. Respectively, she wanted him to take the bandage off his amputated leg. But because there were no fresh bandages, he refused to do so, as he would have left with an open wound. So he does not get any medical assistance, and he took the medications that he took with him', Ladin said. 

Besides, Bekirov is running out of his pills; there's only enough for one more day. 

'The relatives passed him another batch of medications. He ran out of pills that he takes due to his sugar diabetes; currently, the medical unit provided him with some alternative to these pills, but as much as he told us it was not what he needed', the lawyer said. Later, the detainee's daughter Eleonora Bekirova said he still has not received the drugs that his family passed him.

The Russian Federal Penitentiary Service did not comment on the situation.

As we reported earlier, the Russian law enforcers detained Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov at the entrance to the occupied Crimea from Chongar, as the Chairman of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov wrote on Facebook.

Related: Crimean lawyer Emil Kurbedinov arrested for five days

“On December 12, 2018, Ukrainian citizen, a Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov was detained at the entrance to the occupied Crimea. He was born in 1961, he lives in Novooleksiivka, Kherson region. It is known that Edem was heading to Crimea to visit his 78-year-old mother and relatives,” the message says.

According to Chubarov, Berkirov was arrested during passport control on the territory controlled by the Russian law enforcers. Later, Chubarov noted that the detainee was taken to Russia’s Security Service office in annexed Simferopol.

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