Uzeir Abdullaev, a Tatar detained in Crimea, is in critical condition

18:17, 30 April 2018

Arrested by the Crimean occupational government, Uzeir Abdullaev is in critical condition. His state of health changes by the hour – the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reported, adding it demands Ukrainian doctors to be granted access to examine the political prisoner, who is currently stationed in a Simferopol detention unit.

As reported earlier, Abdulaev, along with four other Crimean Tatars were detained in October 2016 on the grounds of their alleged ties to the Hizb ut-Tahrir, an organization that has been unlawful in Russia for 5 years already and became illegal in Crimea, once the peninsula was annexed by Russia. A month ago, the detainee was hospitalized out of jail in order to have surgery on his arm that was festering, - his wife said then. Doctors insisted on continuing treatment, but were ignored. During the latest trial, attorneys claimed that the state of Abdulaev’s health was declining.