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Crimean Tatar Dzhepparov deprived of medical aid while illegally held in Russia, - Ukrainian ombudsman

Source : 112 Ukraine

Arsen Dzhepparov was arrested in the annexed Crimea in April 2016; while in detention, he faced severe health issues
12:33, 13 January 2020

Lyudmyla Denisova
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Crimean Tatar Arsen Dzhepparov, the man who is judged as a member of the Hizb ut-Tahrir religious movement has not been getting any adequate medical assistance. Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine's parliamentarian envoy for human rights posted that on Facebook.

"Our compatriot suffers from worsening health conditions; boils appeared behind his ears, causing him a lot of pain. Besides, he still faces health issues that he complained about earlier and haven't been solved yet. In particular, these are the permanent headache, increased blood pressure and growths on his face", Denisova wrote

She also turned to the Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova, asking her to take action to restore the rights of Arsen Dzhepparov, that is, to see to it that he is duly examined and treated accordingly.

Related: Russian police detain five Crimean Tatars at Kerch Bridge

Russia annexed Crimea in February 2014; since then, Russian occupant authorities have been persecuting Crimean Tatars who live there. One of the most high-profile cases related to political persecution of Crimean Tatars is the Hizb ut-Tahrir case. This Islamist movement is banned in Russia and frequently used as a cover to persecute innocent civilians. Arsen Dzhepparov and Refat Alimov were both arrested within this case in April 2016. Later, both were transferred to a detention center in Rostov, Russia; this is where they currently remain.

Related: Russia-held Crimean Tatars need medical assistance, - Ukraine's ombudsman

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