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Health situation of Crimean Tatar political prisoner Bekirov is critical

Russian side conceals the real state of the Ukrainian political prisoner
19:32, 5 February 2019

Edem Bekirov
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The state of health of Ukrainian political prisoner Edem Bekirov is estimated as critical; Ukraine’s ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova reported on Facebook citing his daughter Eleonora.

Russian side states that he is in a satisfactory condition.

“The state of health of Edem Bekirov is supercritical. His daughter Eleonora reported it. At the same time, according to the information I received from Russian President Advisor, Chairman of Council of the Russian President on Public Society Development and Human Rights Mikhail Fedorov, the state of health of the political prisoner is satisfactory,” Denisova stated.

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Bekirov's lawyer was said that his client had no illnesses, which made him unable to stay in custody, while we know that he has a number of grave diseases, which can deteriorate in the conditions of the remand center.

“I make sure one more time that we cannot believe the information we receive from the Russian letters. Russia conceals the real state of the citizen of Ukraine and violates human rights in such a way,” Ukrainian ombudsman emphasized.

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January 10, the court of occupied Crimea decided to leave Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov behind the bars until February 11, 2019.

Russian law enforcers detained Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov at the entrance to occupied Crimea on December 12, 2018. Edem was heading from mainland Ukraine to Crimea to visit his 78-year-old mother and relatives. 

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Chairman of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov stated 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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