Political prisoners are kept in inhumane conditions in Crimea


Citizens of Ukraine — political prisoners are held in inhumane conditions of the pre-trial detention center in Simferopol (Crimea). This was told by lawyer Emile Kurbedinov.

According to him, political prisoners, many of whom have already been in custody for almost a year, are not given an opportunity to receive visits from relatives. Also he said that there were twice as many prisoners as beds for them in their cells: “People sleep on beds in turn. If there are 20 people in a cell, then only 10 beds can be available”.

According to the lawyer, prisoners complain of overcrowding cells, insanitary conditions, insects, lack of proper nutrition and health care.

“Prisoners can eat only that food brought by their relatives and friends. The food given in the center is terrible and cannot be consumed. Guys say that skin with wool can be found in soup and the bread is half-baked,” told Kurbedinov.

He also noted that people suffered from flea and bed bugs bites in the jail.

Many prisoners have serious health problems in such conditions, but cannot be provided with the necessary medical care due to the lack of medicines.

Earlier, human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku has counted 10 deaths of prisoners without being provided with timely medical care since his stay in the remand prison of Simferopol.


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