Imprisoned Crimean Tatar Bekirov needs urgent treatment, - ECHR

18:21, 12 June 2019

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) obliged Russia to immediately place political prisoner, Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov into a hospital. Refat Chubarov, the Head of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people reported that on his Facebook page.

'The ECHR, in accordance with Rule 39, obliged the government of the Russian Federation to immediately put Crimean political prisoner Refat Chubarov into a hospital and provide him with due examination and treatment', Chubarov wrote.

The detained Crimean Tatar activist has been held in detention in the occupied peninsula since February 2018; he suffers several critical symptoms. Last months, his lawyer reported that Bekirov coughed with blood and experienced symptoms of suffocation.