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All Ukrainian prisoners, released from Russia, get necessary medical aid, - Ombudsman

Seriously ill Crimean Tatar activist Edem Bekirov had the surgery
19:14, 10 September 2019

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All Ukrainian political prisoners released from Russia, get the necessary medical aid. Particularly, seriously ill Crimean Tatar activist Edem Bekirov had the surgery, as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova.

“Oleg Sentsov refused from the medical aid; he, certainly, passed the medical examination but then he said that he is healthy and wants his mother to be examined. And it happened: his mother stays in Feofaniya,” Denisova said.

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According to her, another released political prisoner Roman Sushchenko passes the medical examination now.

“Today seriously ill Bekirov had the surgery. It was finished an hour ago and we pray for his recovery,” the ombudsman added.

Denisova said that the released sailors also stay in the hospital and pass the medical examination.

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On September 7, the prisoners’ exchange took place between Kyiv and Moscow in 35 for 35 format.

24 Ukrainian sailors and 11 political prisoners - already ex-political prisoners - captured by Russia over the past five years, returned to Ukraine. Faces of the released Ukrainian sailors, left activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, journalist Roman Sushchenko, Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov and the rest of former captives were seen in the crowd. 

 

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