KYIV (QHA) -

The state of health of the Emir-Usein Kuku is of great concern because he is on a hunger strike during his transfer, the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiygoz stated at a press conference.

According to him, the prison stage transfer in practice is torture.

“This is when you have no food or water when you can get to the cell late at night. Even those prisoners who have several convictions, call it a torture. Imagine those who are on a hunger strike: the lives of such people can stop at any time," he said.

Human rights activists note, that during the prisoners' stage transfer they are stripped naked, their things are taken away, books are torn. The prisoners are also subjected to the strongest moral pressure with the help of dogs (often they are set on prisoners), the barrel of a pistol, the infliction of bodily injuries.

Chiygoz noted that people spend hours in a very small cell called "glass" for transfer to another colony.

"I also went through it, and it was very difficult," he shared with his memories.

Chiygoz highly appreciated the fact of public protest in places of detention.

"This annoys the occupation authorities, and it also speaks of a serious line for those who oppose the Kremlin's repression," he said.

Reportedly, Emir-Usein Kuku lost 9 kilograms during the hunger strike. Lawyer Edem Semedlyaev noted that on average, Kuku loses 600 grams a day.

QHA reported that on July 10 it became known that Emir-Usein Kuku was in the medical facility of the detention centre in Rostov-on-Don.

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