Bekirov Suffers Lung Inflammation While in Russian Custody
The Crimean activist was detained in December 2018
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Ukrainian political prisoner Edem Bekirov is suffering from lung inflammation, the activist’s daughter, Eleonora Bekirova, said.
According to her, Edem has been prescribed antibiotics. Bekirov’s relatives are banned from entering illegally annexed Crimea by the Russian occupation authorities. Bekirov was detained by the Russian FSB in December of 2018 and was accused of storing ammunition, charges he denies.
“He has been in jail for 211 days. He only gets to breathe fresh air when he’s taken to court, which is quite rare. He’s not allowed to go for walks. We can’t make them take him to the hospital. When they take him to a doctor, it’s just for show,” Eleonora Bekirova said.
According to the activist’s wife, Gulnara Bekirova, the lung inflammation was only confirmed after a special request.
As reported, Edem Bekirov was scheduled to be taken to Armiansk detention facility, where, according to Bekirov’s lawyer, there are no conditions for his care. The European Court of Human Rights ordered on June 11, 2019, that Bekirov be immediately hospitalized, which has not yet happened.
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