Bekir Dehermendzhi and Asan Chapukh are kept in the medical unit of the pre-trial detention center

February 1, 2018

In Simferopol hospital named after Semashko an examination of Asan Chapukh, the Crimean Tatar activist, a figurant of the “Vedzhie Kashka case” was completed, after which he was placed in the medical unit of the pre-trial detention center. There is also another figurant of the “case” – Bekir Dehermendzhi, he feels bad”, reports “Krym.Realii” with the reference to lawyers.

According to the lawyer Edem Semedlyaev, they filed an appeal against the extension of the detention period to Bekir Dehermendzhi, but it has not  been considered yet.

"He accepts the medicines that his relatives are sending him. So far, except for the certificate that he can not be kept in the pre-trial detention center, we do not have other documents, but the investigator believes that he can be kept that way". We filed an appeal against the extension of the detention period, but it has not  been considered yet", – told the defender to "Krym.Realii".

According to another lawyer, Aider Azamatov, Asan Chapukh's health is improving. He receives medicines, which are sent by the relatives.

"In other words, our appeals and complaints influenced and  more medical attention is paid to him". Before he complained that no one paid attention and did not provide any help", – reminded the lawyer, reported "Krym Realii".

Reference: on January 12, the Kiev district "court" of Simferopol extended the detention period to the defendants of the "Vedzhie Kashka case" for two months. Bekir Dehermendzhi, Asan Chapukh, Ruslan Trubach and Kayzim Ametov will remain in custody until March 15, 2018. The court hearing was held in close mode.

On November 23, Russian security officers detained a group of activists of the Crimean Tatar national movement: Bekir Dehermendzhi, Kurtseit Abdullaev, Asan Chapukh, Ruslan Trubach with his wife, Kayzim Ametov and Vedzhie Kashka. The last detainee felt bad, she was called an ambulance. On the way to the hospital an 82-year-old Vedzhie Kashka passed away. The rest are accused of alleged extortion  from a Turkish citizen. A criminal case was opened on the grounds of the crime provided for by part 2 of Article 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – "Extortion committed by a group of persons". In addition, later Russian security officers said that during the searches of  the Crimean Tatar activists detained on the eve of the operation, allegedly they seized three Kalashnikov assault rifles with bullets, as well as drugs and extremist materials.