U.S. Embassy to Ukraine urged Russia to immediately release Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov detained at Simferopol remand center and other Ukrainian political prisoners as the diplomatic office reported on Twitter on February 4.
“Russia, release Bekirov and all other Ukrainian political prisoners immediately!,” it says.
The diplomatic office reminded that the Crimean Tatar was detained 55 days ago, when he tried to visit his old mother. The video message states that the political prisoner with amputation was denied in the proper medical service.
On January 10, the court of occupied Crimea decided to keep Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov behind the bars until February 11, 2019.
As we reported earlier, the Russian law enforcers detained Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov at the entrance to the occupied Crimea from Chongar, as the Chairman of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov wrote on Facebook.
“On December 12, 2018, Ukrainian citizen, Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov was detained at the entrance to the occupied Crimea. He was born in 1961, he lives in Novooleksiivka, Kherson region. It is known that Edem was heading to Crimea to visit his 78-year-old mother and relatives,” the message says.
According to 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 the annexed Simferopol.