Crimean Tatar activist Asan Chapukh, who is suspected of alleged extortion, went on a hunger strike, the Head of the CEC of the Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar people Zair Smedlya reported on his Facebook page.

“Asan Chapukh who is kept in the Simferopol remand center, remains in a critical condition after a stroke he had suffered. No medical examinations or treatment. He also has a limited mobility of the left arm and leg. In case this attitude towards him continues, he intends to go on a hunger strike!” He wrote.

Later Smedlya in the comments to his post added that Asan Chapukh had already started a hunger strike.

"Today he went on a hunger strike!"

QHA reported that Asan Chapukh's health condition remains critical and continues to deteriorate. Journalist Anton Naumlyuk notes that lawyers are preparing an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights under Article 39 of the ECHR Rules, according to which the state must provide measures that prohibit actions "due to which the applicant can suffer, or vice versa, do something that will cease causing irreparable and significant harm to the applicant. "

On December 13, the officers of the detention center promised that Asan Chapukh would be transferred to the medical unit of the pretrial detention facility in the city of Simferopol, with the following hospitalization in one of the city's institutions. However, this has not happened until now.

Reference: on November 23 in the annexed Crimea searched were conducted in the homes of Asan Chapukh and Amet Asanov in Koreiz; Kurtseit Abdullaev and his brother Eldar were searched in Simferopol (both were detained); Ruslan Trubach in the village of Blyzhne near Feodosia (he was detained with his wife, then his wife was taken to the search).

In the evening of November 23, the occupants released two detained activists - Kurtseit Abdullayev and his brother Eldar.

The “Kyiv regional court” of Simferopol ruled on the measure of restraint of Asan Chapukh. He was arrested until January 15, 2018.

PHOTO: Anton Naumlyuk