14 May 2019, 16:22

Bekirov was taken from Simferopol detention center to hospital. But he was not found in any department

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In the annexed Crimea, a seriously ill political prisoner Edem Bekirov on Tuesday, May 14, was taken out of the Simferopol prison to the Semashko clinical hospital.

Eleonora Bekirova, daughter of the Crimean Tatar activist, reported about the transfer on her Facebook page.

In turn, Bekirov’s lawyer, Islyam Velilyaev, told the Crimean Solidarity that his client had been taken to the hospital for examination.

“My client, Edem Bekirov, was taken to the Semashko city hospital for consultation with an endocrinologist and a cardiologist. This is a planned examination, today he will be taken back to the detention center. A medical examination is necessary because Edem-Aga is still in poor health, he has high sugar levels, and insulin, which he is given, does not help,” the lawyer said.

However, a little later, the daughter of the political prisoner wrote on Facebook that her father wasn’t in any department of the Semashko hospital.

Bekirov has diabetes. The level of sugar in his blood practically does not decrease, and insulin, which is injected several times a day, does not help. Earlier, QHA media reported that Bekirov’s state of health had deteriorated significantly in the detention center, but despite this, the “court” of Crimea rejected the lawyer’s appeal.

Edem Bekirov was detained by Russian security forces at the entrance to the Crimea on the morning of December 12, 2018. He said that he was going to the peninsula to visit his 78-year-old mother and relatives. The next day, the Kyiv District Court of Simferopol arrested Bekirov. FSB charges him with the storage and transfer of explosives and ammunition.