Russia's political prisoner Ayder Dzhaparov suffers from jaw tumor. ombudsman.

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Crimean Tatar Ayder Dzhaparov who is currently illegally held in Russia suffers from a tumor in his lower jaw. Lyudmyla Denisova, the Ukrainian ombudsman reported that on Facebook on January 14.

The tumor appears to be covering a part of his windpipe, too; that prevents the man from swallowing or opening his mouth.

"Due to the absence of medical aid, Ukrainian citizen complains about constant headaches and toothaches. This contradicts the guaranteed terms of Article 3 of the Convention for Human Rights Protection and Article 22 of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners passed by the UN Economic and Social Council on August 30, 1955", reads the message.

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Denisova asks ther Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova to take urgent actions and see to it that Dzhaparov undergoes due medical examination and assistance.

Ayder Dzhaparov was detained in the occupied Crimea in 2016, as the Russian occupant authorities considered him one of the Hizb ut-Tahrir members.

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Russia annexed Crimea in February 2014; since then, Russian occupant authorities have been persecuting Crimean Tatars who live there. One of the most high-profile cases related to political persecution of Crimean Tatars is the Hizb ut-Tahrir case. This Islamist movement is banned in Russia and frequently used as a cover to persecute innocent civilians.

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