Azamatov characterized Dzhepparov’s state as critical. The staff of the remand prison, according to the lawyer, refuse to secure qualified medical aid for the political prisoner, as well as ignore his complaints about feeling ill.
‘I found out that Arsen Dzhepparov, who is held in the remand prison #1 in Rostov-on-Don, feels bad and remains in a critical condition. Arsen has high blood pressure, he’s been having severe headaches for the last 7 months, and the right side of his head and arm grow numb. Most likely, it could lead to a blood-stroke in these body parts, if he does not receive operative and qualified medical aid. Previously, when I communicated with Arsen in court, he kept on telling me that he felt bad and had disturbing headaches. Herein, he also told me that the staff of the remand prison showed quite a passive reaction to such complaints, did not render him medical aid in the actual fact, and ignored his demand for the medical assistance.
It’s a very alerting sign that the remand prison doctors react to his complaints only after 2-3 months, and when they do visit him, they could give him one pill of a pain-killer after repeated pleas, and that is all.
Arsen is groundlessly and illegally charged with participation in a terrorist organization under Part 2 of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which provides for the penalty in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term of up to 20 years. He is tried under this Article together with five other Crimeans. The said criminal case has been recently returned to the prosecutor for revision and re-qualification from Part 2 to Part 1 of Article 205.5 of the Russian Federation with regard to Inver Bekirov,’ stated in the message.