Political prisoner Bekirov wants to go on hunger strike

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to his lawyer, Bekirov will not survive it
13:21, 30 April 2019


Crimean Tatar activist Edem Bekirov illegally kept in Simferopol prison said he wanted to start a hunger strike at the session of Kremlin-controlled Supreme Court of Crimea, as his lawyer Islyam Velilyayev reported on Facebook.

He said it on April 26.

“Basically, misbehaviour of the workers of the prison led to this. Bekirov receives insulin, but nobody measures sugar level in his blood,” Bekirov’s lawyer said.

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According to him, the relatives of the Crimean Tatar tried to pass rapid tests for measuring blood sugar level, but the workers of Simferopol prison do not accept them.

“It might lead to irreversible consequences, to death. Last time I saw him Edem ‘s face was puffy, covered with brown spots. He barely moves, his chest on the left side aches all the time,” the lawyer noted.

Related: Crimean court extends arrest of political prisoner Bekirov for another two months

The lawyer also appealed to all the people who might influence the situation – solve the problem, stop misbehavior of Simferopol prison workers, who, according to Velilyayev, even torture the prisoners.

As we reported earlier, the health situation of Crimean Tatar political prisoner Bekirov is critical.

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. 

Related: Health state of political prisoner Bekirov is critical, - his daughter

According to Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov, Bekirov 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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