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The mother of political prisoner Nuri Primov, involve in the contrived "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case, Raime declared a hunger strike with the demand to include her son in the lists for the exchange of political prisoners, the public association Crimean Solidarity reported on Facebook.

The woman wrote an appeal to the Kremlin-controlled department of the FSB in the Crimea.

“The FSB informed that her appeal will be replied within a month.”

Raima Primova is 68 years old at the moment, she person with disabilities in the second category (the woman does not have a kidney). In addition, the mother of the political scientist was diagnosed with a serious liver disease.

“For Raime Primova, such a step is a great risk to life and health. But it was not possible to convince her to give up this decision,” the Crimean Solidarity noted.

Primova said that she could not wait any longer and demanded that her son be listed for the exchange.

Reference: January 23, 2015 Ruslan Zeytullaev, Rustem Vaitov, Yuri (Nuri) Primov and Ferat Sayfullaev were detained in the Crimea. They were accused of involvement in the organization banned in Russia, "Hizb ut-Tahrir." Since June 1, their case was considered in the North Caucasus District Military Court of Russia. On September 7, 2016, Nuri Primov was sentenced to five years in a general-regime colony.

Reportedly, Russia might go for exchanging political prisoners and agree to release some of the illegally convicted Ukrainian citizens during the World Cup in order to improve their image in the international arena. The Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin noted that the prompt release of all Ukrainian political prisoners should not be expected.

QHA