“Court” in Crimea decided to leave two Crimean Muslims in custody
“Supreme Court” in occupied Crimea upheld the decision to leave two defendants in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case in detention.
As reported in the video message, which was published by Emil Kurbedinov on his Facebook page.
The “court” rejected the appeal of Vadym Siruk and Emir-Useyin Kuku.
Vadym Siruk during his speech in the debates informed about the fabrication of the criminal case against him and other Muslims in the Crimea.
As a reminder, on January 10, the Kyiv District Court of Simferopol extended the term of arrest for four defendants in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case, Zevri Abseitov, Remzi Memetov, Rustem Abeltarov and Enver Mamutov, to April 12.
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.
It was earlier reported that defendants in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case are abused during the transportation to the court.