Detention of six defendants in “Hizb ut-Tahrir” extended until June 8

Дата: 07 April 2017
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The court extended the term of arrest for defendants of the Yalta “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case Muslim Aliev, Refat Alimov, Enver Bekirov, Arsen Dzheparov, Emir-Useyin Kuku and Vadym Siruk for two months, until June 8.

As reported Crimean Solidarity on the Facebook page.

“Court hearing was held in closed session, nobody was allowed in the hall, except for the participants of the trial (the judge, the investigator, the prosecutor and the lawyer). Relatives and indifferent people stood in front of the court building for several hours, waiting for the results”, – said in the statement.

As a reminder, participants of Yalta “Hizb ut-Tahir” case remain in prison for more than a year. The first four of the defendants were arrested back in February 11, 2016. Emir-Useyin Kuku, member of the Human Rights Contact Centre is the most famous one. Builders Muslim Aliev and Enver Bekirov as well as florist Vadym Siruk were also arrested.

Representatives of the International Islamic political organization “Hizb ut-Tahir” called its mission to unite all Muslim countries into an Islamic caliphate. However they reject all kinds of terroristic methods to achieve their goals and believe their organization to be unfairly subjected to persecution in Russia. Russia’s Supreme Court banned “Hizb ut-Tahir” in 2003 and included it in the list of terrorist organizations. Moscow extends this prohibition to the territory of Ukraine in the occupied Crimea.

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