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Political prisoner Bekirov suffers from pneumonic fever, - wife

The Crimean Tatar has spent 210 days in remand centre in the Russia-annexed Crimea so far
08:47, 10 July 2019

Ukrainian political prisoner Edem Bekirov
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Edem Bekirov, the gravely ill political prisoner in Crimea suffers from pneumonic fever - another disease in his already tough condition. His wife Gulnara Bekirova said so as quoted by Ukrinform news agency.

"We found out that, apart from the rest of issues, he has a pneumonic fever, and he takes antibiotics today", she said.

According to her, her husband was offered the antibiotics, but they never told him what these were supposed to treat; the response followed only after the official request.

Related: Crimean court keeps political prisoner Bekirov in prison

The Crimean Tatar has spent 210 days in remand centre in the Russia-annexed Crimea so far; he is illegally held at Russian remand centre in the occupied peninsula. 

"I'm saying this because it's the way it is. He's a sick man, he's the 1st degree-handicapped person. With his kind of diagnoses, they have no tight to keep him at the remand centre", Bekirova said, adding that Russia ignores the decision of the European Court for Human Rights; it had obliged Russia to put Bekirov into a hospital immediately. The respective decision was made June 11.

Related: Ukrainian political prisoner Bekirov eats bad in prison, - lawyer

Previously, the court of Crimea ruled to keep Bekirov in detention.

Edem Bekirov was arrested last year; the Crimean prosecutors charged him with the "illegal storage of ammunition and explosives". The Russian FSB and prosecutors in Crimea refuse to pass him to be treated at a hospital.

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