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Crimean activist Kuku reported about the deterioration of health and psychological pressure

The health condition of Crimean citizen Emir-Usein Kuku, who is contained in prison of Simferopol for nearly a year, got worth. This was reported to the Crimean human rights group by the defender’s wife Meryem Kuku.

Meryem was able to see her husband and talk to him during a break in the last court hearing on 11 January, 2017 in “Supreme Court of Crimea”.

“He (Emir Usein Kuku – Ed.) looks good, but health is getting worth, the tooth is broken, the another tooth is inflamed to a large flux, the knee is inflamed,” – said Meryem Kuku. Meryem said that her husband is not provided with the necessary medical care in pre-detention centre. He was given only those medications that were given by her.

According to Meryem Kuku, while being in the clinic on compulsory mental examination Emir-Usein experienced moral and psychological pressure.

“He told me about the constant supervision of riot police or paramedics in the” loony bin”, in addition to the cameras, they look in the windows in the toilet and in the shower,” – Meryem reported to CHRG.

Crimean activist, a member of the contact group on human rights Emir Usein Kuku is in Simferopol pre-detention centre already for 11 months. The other defendants in “Yalta case of Hizb ut-Tahrir”: Muslim Aliyev, Vadim Siruk and Inver Bakirov  All four Crimean citizens were taken to the psychiatric hospital, where they had forced psychiatric examination for 30 days, and because of this have not been delivered at the hearing on the extension of preventive measures. Despite the absence of the accused, the period of detention was extended till 8 February, 2017. Defenders of Kuku and Siruk filed appeals which were dismissed on 11 January by “the Supreme Court of Crimea.”



Crimean citizens are recruited into the Russian army in violation of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of WarOn 30 July, 2017 another action was held in Sevastopol calling to serve under the contract in the Russian army. The citizens of Sevastopol again were recruited for military service. At the so-called “point of selection for military service on a contract basis” they distributed booklets with agitation to serve in separate coastal defence brigade 126 and in landing ships brigade 197 of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. Agitation was held in Sevastopol during the celebration of the day of the Navy on Nakhimov Square. According to the Crimea.Realii website, an exhibition of land military equipment was held on the same square; The exhibition included: a mobile coastal anti-ship missile system “Bastion” with a unified homing missile “Yakhont”, a mobile command and staff radio station, a floating wheeled armoured personnel carrier, an anti-aircraft missile system S-300 “Favorit” for the destruction of modern and prospective aircraft, a 122 mm missile-antiaircraft complex Grad, a multiple launch rocket system “Uragan”, an anti-aircraft missile system “Pantsir”, an air defence missile system “Osa”, a charging car, a self-propelled artillery “Gvozdika”. According to Russian media, the occupation authorities held a naval parade in the city, where military a demonstration fire was organized. The event began with the entrance of the three-masted sailing frigate “Khersones” to the Sevastopol Bay, at which students of the Ukrainian University (Kerch State Maritime Technological University) earlier had a maritime practice. According to local and Russian media, the training ship “Perekop”, missile cruiser “Moscow” and the diesel-electric submarine “Stary Oskol”, as well as the naval aviation Ka-27 helicopters and Su-30SM fighters, also took part in the military parade. Such actions of the Russian Federation in the territory of Ukraine, which was occupied by it, grossly violate international humanitarian law and are prohibited by international conventions. The Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) earlier recorded the holding of similar agitation events for military service in the Russian army in the occupied peninsula. We remind you that Article 51 of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War explicitly prohibits the invocation of an occupying power in the occupied territory. The head of the CHRG, Olga Skrypnik, noted that among other things the Convention prohibits propaganda of the military conscription in the occupied territories, including all the advertising posters, various “patriotic” events in schools and universities where people are called to go to the Russian army. Both contractual and regular service are under the ban. Photos of the mobile point of military drafting and promotional booklets were made on 30 July in Sevastopol.

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