The state of health of Crimean Tatar activist Asan Chapukh who was detained by the invaders in Crimea, has improved, but he still needs urgent qualified medical care, the lawyer Ayder Azamatov informed, as cited by the public association "Crimean solidarity".

“Today I met with Asan-aga Chapukh, who is kept in the prison of Simferopol. The state of his health is slightly better thanks to the medicines that his relatives send him. He told me that he already felt better, but his right leg is still going numb, he still cannot move his hand and shoulder as before, time after time, his left eye causes concern, he is slurring his speech. It turns out, that Asan-aga still went on a hunger strike from December 23 to December 24, but then stopped it for health reasons," the lawyer said.

He further noted that the Deputy Prosecutor of Crimea came to Chapukh and was interested in his health and living conditions.

“Asan-agha informed him of poor condition and asked the prosecutor to assist in his transfer to the hospital, which the latter promised to help with, and said that he would soon be taken to the hospital for health screening, and the issue of guards is being settled. Before meeting with Asan-aga, I talked with the medical personnel who promised me that the next day, on December 28, he will be taken to the medical examination in the hospital, where the commission of doctors would examine him and after their conclusion it will be clear whether they will leave Asan-aga in a hospital for qualified treatment or not. I hope that this time the remand centre staff will keep their word and fulfill their promise," Azamatov summed up.

Earlier it became known that Asan Chapukh's health condition was critical and continued to worsen.

Journalist Anton Naumlyuk noted that lawyers are drafting 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 would 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 searches 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 against Asan Chapukh. He was arrested until January 15, 2018.