Political prisoner Ruslan Mesutov’s health worsened

October 1, 2020

Ruslan Mesutov, a defendant in the so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case, has deteriorated in his health, but no one is providing adequate medical assistance, despite the demands of the political prisoner. This was reported by the Crimean Solidarity public association.

“Ruslan Mesutov’s health deteriorated due to a dislocation of his leg. Today he is being held in pre-trial detention center # 1 in the city of Rostov-on-Don. On this fact, I sent a complaint, which indicated that he has a chronic back disease, because of which he cannot move, go out for daily walks. The administration of the pre-trial detention center did not respond to his repeated demands to provide him with adequate medical assistance. At the moment, no response to my complaint has been received”,- the message said.

We remind that on June 10, Russian security forces conducted mass searches in the dwellings of Crimean Tatars in Alushta, Bilohirsk and Simferopol. As a result, 8 people were detained on suspicion of their involvement in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization banned in the Russian Federation. On June 10 and 11, the so-called Kyiv District Court of Simferopol chose a preventive measure in the form of detention until August 5 for the Crimean Tatars detained after searches – Riza Omerov, Enver Omerov, Ayder Dzhepparov, Eskender Suleymanov, Ruslan Nagaev, Eldar Kantimirov, Ruslan Mesutov and Lenur Khalilov. On October 31, the so-called Kyiv District Court of Simferopol once again extended their arrest until February 5, 2020.