Ukrainian political prisoner in Crimea Asan Chapukh diagnosed with cancer

Asan Chapukh still lives at the sublet, where he stays under the house arrest
18:56, 27 October 2019


Person of interest in the Crimean case Vedjie Kashka Asan Chapukh was diagnosed with cancer as Krym.Realii reported, citing lawyer Aider Azamatov.

According to him, Asan Chapukh still lives at the sublet, where he stays under the house arrest.

“Unfortunately, our attempts to change his address of stay did not succeed. During the stay in the remand center and under the house arrest, the health of my client has significantly deteriorated. He was hospitalized many times; he passed the medical examination and treatment and as he reported, he is diagnosed with cancer, oncological disease. He had three rounds of chemotherapy, and he is undergoing them now. He faces another three rounds,” the lawyer said.

According to him, earlier Asan Chapukh complained that his staying under the house arrest in the sublet does not influence his health positively.

Related: 126 Crimean Tatars detained in Russian-annexed Crimea since early 2019

In November 2017, the Russian FSB held a number of searches at the houses of Crimean Tatars in Sevastopol, Simeiz, Holodovla, Hrushovka and Yuzhne (all in the occupied Crimea).

Ruslan Trubach, Bekir Dehermenji, Asan Chapukh, and Kyazim Ametov, Kurtseit Abdullaev and Vedjie Kashka were detained. 82-years old Vedjie Kashka felt bad during the arrest and she was hospitalized and later she died. Russian FSB explained the unexpected searches with the case of the extortion of money from the citizen of Turkey.

On October 10, 2018, Chapukh was released to the house arrest due to the critical health state.


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