The Crimean-Tatar activist Asan Chapukh, who was accused in the “Vedzhie Kashka” case, was transferred from the Simferopol jail to the city hospital No.7. This is stated in “Crimea. Reality” with a reference to the relatives of the accused. The details on the health condition of the Crimean-Tatar activist are not reported.
It has become known earlier that Asan Chapukh, the accused in the “Vedzhie Kashka” case, stopped the hunger strike, which he declared on September 15th in the Simferopol jail, demanding the qualified medical care. Chapukh stopped the hunger strike because his health condition had worsened significantly, and his lawyer Ayder Azamatov asked him to.
In December 2017, Chapukh suffered a micro-insult in the jail and needed urgent hospitalization. Later, the arrested had a medical examination, but the diagnosis and his health condition remain unknown to the lawyer.
On November 23, 2017, Russian security officers detained a group of Crimean Tatars – Kazim Ametov, Asan Chapukh, Ruslan Trubach and Bekir Degermendzhi.
On September 11th, the Kiev district court of Simferopol, which is controlled by Russia, extended the custody of the four accused in the “Vedzhie Kashka” case for two months. They are suspected of extorting money from a Turkish citizen Yusuf Aytan. During the detention by Russian security officers, the veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement Vedzhie Kashka became ill and died.
An activist of the Crimean Tatar national movement Nariman Dzhelal claims that a Turkish citizen, in connection with whom a group of activists had been detained, stole money from the family of Vedzhie Kashka.