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ECHR obliges Russia to provide Bekirov with proper medical examination

Independent and specialized doctors should prepare separate, detailed conclusions on every health problem of Bekirov
13:56, 13 July 2019
Edem Bekirov, the political prisoner
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The Russian authorities are obliged to conduct an independent medical examination of the Crimean Tatar activist Edem Bekirov, who is being held in the Simferopol pretrial detention facility on December 13, 2018 on charges of illegal possession of weapons and explosives. This is stated in the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, lawyer Aleksey Ladin reported to Krym.Realii.

“Independent and specialized doctors should prepare separate, detailed conclusions on every health problem of Bekirov,” reads the message of the ECHR statement on 10, 2019.

Medical reports should also assess the adequacy of the medical care provided to Bekirov and establish whether it is suitable for the latter as a preventive measure in prison.

Referring to the statement of the ECHR, the lawyer sent a petition to the Kremlin-controlled Prosecutor’s Office of Crimea, the administration of the Simferopol pretrial detention facility and the head of the medical unit, where Bekirov is held.

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According to him, there is a reason to believe that Bekirov has a neurological disease listed in the governmental list of diseases incompatible with holding in the detention centers. In this regard, Ladin asks for immediate medical examination of Bekirov by a neuropathologist, an endocrinologist, a surgeon, a cardiologist, an oncologist, and an orthopedic surgeon.

As we reported earlier, 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.

Related: Crimean court keeps political prisoner Bekirov in prison

On June 11, the European Court of Human Rights made a ruling into the case of the Crimean Tatar activist Edem Bekirov, accused of illegal possession of ammunition and explosives in the Crimea. In particular, the court decided to urgently place him in the hospital.

The senior investigator of the Crimean department of the FSB of Russia, Ivan Romanets, despite the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), refuses to hospitalize Bekirov, who is in the Simferopolpretrial detention center in the annexed Crimea.

The Russian FSB refused Bekirov to hospitalize, Russian prosecutor’s office in Crimea supported the refusal.

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