Another Crimean Tatar got sent to psychiatric hospital

Дата: 30 December 2016
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Remzi Memetov, defendant in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case, was sent to forced psychiatric examination on December 29.

As reported by Krym.Realiyi referring to his son, Dilyaver Memetov.

“Today father was taken to a psychiatric hospital №1 of Simferopol. He was taken because investigative measures involve investigative expertise. In fact the expertise, which lasts less than 2 hours, turned into forced hospitalization that lasts almost a month. Right now there is only information about my father, the fate of other members of “Bakhchisarai four” is unknown”, – said the son of a detainee.

He added that Remzi Memetov was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and hypertension of the second degree.

“These diseases are progressing, because of the lack of the treatment”, – said Memetov.

According to him, from his previous experience of the psychiatric examination of the defendants of “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case, the doctors asked the questions not related to psychiatry, at the same time they were not trying to force the defendants to testify.

Memetov noted, that it does not matter if they appealed to any organization, because “this procedure is compulsory and no one can’t refuse to pass the procedure”.

“Initially cooperation with investigation was envisaged. But what kind of cooperation we can talk about if all of the accused plead not guilty? And if they do not want to cooperate then they will be sent to psychiatric hospital. Therefore we are covering these issues only in social networks and with the help of journalists”, – said Memetov.

As a reminder, on May 12 in Bakhchisarai, the Russian security forces conducted a series of searches in the homes of Muslims, as well as at a local cafe. As a result, four Bahchisarai residents, Zevri Abseitov, Remzi Memetov, Rustem Abeltarov and Enver Mamutov were detained and accused of terrorism and involvement in the organization “Hizb ut-Tahrir”, which is recognized as terrorist in the Russian Federation.

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.

In early November, six of the Crimean political prisoners were assigned to this expertise.

This compulsory expertise was also assigned to Ilmi Umerov, Deputy Chairman of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People.

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