Crimean Tatar political prisoners Gafarov and Shikhametov are not given medical care in Crimea and the Russian Federation, – Denisova



The Crimean Tatar political prisoners Dzhemil Gafarov and Yashar Shikhametov are not provided with the necessary medical care in the prison in Crimea and the Russian Federation.

Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova announced this on Telegram, informs UATV.

According to her statement, Dzhemil Gafarov, who has the second group of disability, has exacerbated chronic diseases – stage 4 renal failure, coronary heart disease and others.

“For more than a year he hasn’t received proper medical care, and his appeal to the medical unit of the pre-trial detention center is ignored and left without any reaction. Due to these circumstances, our fellow citizen is experiencing severe pain and suffering,” the ombudsman writes.

Denisova noted that, according to Article 110 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation, if a serious illness is found in the accused, which prevents his detention, the preventive measure in the form of detention is changed to a milder one.

At the same time, Yashar Shikhametov complains of severe pain in the kidneys. He called a doctor several times. He was reviewed, but no diagnosis or treatment has yet been prescribed.

“According to article 3 of the provisions of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, such actions are equivalent to torture and inhuman treatment associated with the failure to provide or inappropriate provision of medical assistance to convicts,” Denisova notes.

She appealed to her Russian colleague Tatyana Moskalkova with a demand to take measures to provide assistance to political prisoners, as well as to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation with a demand to bring officials responsible for violation of the rights of Crimean Tatars to justice.

Earlier it was reported that the Crimean resident Oleh Prikhodko was sentenced in Russia to 5 years in prison.

date 19.03.2021
categories Prisoners of Kremlin, Ukraine

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