Defendant of the second Simferopol “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” Dzhemil Gafarov is in critical condition – wife

September 25, 2019

The defendant of the second Simferopol “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” Dzhemil Gafarov is in critical condition. The political prisoner has stage 4 chronic renal failure. Over the course of his stay in the detention center, he got sick several times. This was reported by “Crimean Solidarity” organization with reference to the spouse of the defendant Raziie Gafarova.

Razie Gafarova told that she had filed a lawsuit against the detention center and its management twice, as she was not able to pass medication to her husband and he was denied a medical examination.

“For the second time, he was taken to a hospital in Rostov-on-Don, where he had a medical examination for two days. He was bedridden by handcuffs and guarded by ten security guards. The tests, according to the lawyer and my husband, were not taken properly – not in the morning as it should be, but after lunch. Nephrologist was writing his conclusion somewhere else. So, all his diagnoses were confirmed and he was returned to the detention center”, she said.

According to his wife, Gafarov has already got sick several times. According to the tests, creatine in his blood rose to 400. He was taken to a medical institution at one of the correctional colonies. Now the administration of the detention center let him take some of the medicines that were prescribed to him after a medical examination.

"The thing is that the fourth stage is only one step from the fifth. Filtration of the kidneys is 15-17% and dialysis is already necessary. It is very important not to miss this moment and purify the blood, as urine enters the bloodstream and poisons the body. The main thing he should do is to follow a protein-free diet, which we strictly followed at home for three-four years. We followed a certain regimen, took necessary medication, and stayed in the hospital for treatment two to three times a year, "the spouse added.

On March 27, Russian security forces in occupied Crimea carried out mass searches in 26 Crimean Tatar households. The security forces planted and then seized themselves literature from some activists. Besides books and brochures, people’s phones, tablets, laptops, and passports were confiscated. The security forces acted rudely – they have reportedly used physical force against detainees, did not bother to take their shoes off when entering houses. Lawyers who arrived at the site of the searches were not allowed to see the detained. As a result, 20 people were suspected of involvement in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization, which is banned in the Russian Federation. On March 28, three more Crimean Tatar activists were detained, in whose households searches were carried out in their absence. The whereabouts of yet another Crimean Tatar – Eden Yayachikov – remains unknown. On March 27-28, the occupation court detained all 23 Crimean Tatar until May 15. All of them are charged with involvement in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization banned in the Russian Federation. Later, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova said that information about the whereabouts of previously arrested Crimean Tatars in the Rostov region was confirmed. According to her, they were assigned to five pre-trial detention centers in the Rostov region.