Emir-Usein Kuku stops hunger strike

Emir-Usein Kuku stops hunger strike

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Crimean human rights activist and political prisoner Emir-Usein Kuku has stopped his hunger strike, journalist Anton Naumlyuk has reported on Facebook.

"In response to a request from his wife, Meriem, Emir-Usein has stopped the hunger strike. According to Leonid Petrashis, head of the public observation commission for the Rostov region, on July 18, Kuku wrote a statement about stopping the hunger strike and began the recovery process. He is taking nutrient mixes and undergoing medical procedures," he wrote. 

As reported, Crimean political prisoner Emir-Usein Kuku declared a hunger strike on June 26 as a sign of solidarity with other political prisoners: Oleg Sentsov, Volodymyr Balukh, Oleksandr Shumkov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, and Stanislav Klykh.

Kuku and other persons accused of involvement in the Islamic organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, Arsen Dzhepparov, Refat Alimov, Muslim Aliyev, Inver Bekirov and Vadym Siruk, were detained in Yalta in February-April 2016 on charges of involvement in terrorism.

About 70 Ukrainian political prisoners, including Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, are currently held in Russia and in Russian-occupied Crimea.

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