The figurant of the so-called "case of extortionists" Asan Chapukh stopped a hunger strike.

This was reported on the Facebook page of a journalist Anton Naumlyuk.

According to him, the 66-year-old Crimean Tatar has stopped a hunger strike because of his health deterioration, and due to request of his lawyer Aider Azamatov.

Asan Chapukh started a hunger strike on September 15, demanding a medical help or transferring him from Simferopol pre-trial detention facility to house arrest.

Earlier, Aider Azamatov reported to QHA that Chapukh has lack of medicines and is not provided with qualified medical assistance. He had headaches, heart pains, problems with arterial pressure.

Reference, Asan Chapukh, Ruslan Trubach, Kazim Ametov and Bekir Degermendzhi are the figurants of the "Vedzhie Kashka case." They are charged for allegedly extorting money from a Turkish citizen.

As the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Nariman Dzhelal noted, these accusations are fabricated. According to him, in fact, the citizen of Turkey Yusuf Aitan had stolen seven thousand dollars from the family of the veteran of Crimean Tatar national movement Vedzhie Kashka. And activists tried to persuade him to return this money.