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Russia/Ukraine: Further information: Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov finally free

, Index number: EUR 46/1035/2019

Crimean Tatar, Edem Bekirov, is finally free and reunited with his family in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, following a prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine on 7 September. Edem Bekirov was arrested by Russian security forces on 12 December 2018 in Russia-occupied Crimea and held in pre-trial detention in inhumane conditions and deprived of the specialised medical care he urgently required.