Three defendants in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case were relocated from Rostov-on-Don

Дата: 23 January 2017
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Three of the Crimean political prisoners convicted in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case were relocated from the Rostov-on-Don.

As reported by activist Yana Goncharova on her Facebook page.

“Today, in SIZO-1(pre-trial detention center) in Rostov-on-Don I was told that three of the Crimean Muslims, convicted in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case, Nuri Primov, Ferat Sayfullayev and Rustem Vaitov were deported. Although, on Friday Ukrainian consuls were told that everyone is still there”, – said Goncharova.

According to her, Ruslan Zeytullayev remained in the detention center and he awaits a retrial.

This information was also confirmed by the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov.

As a reminder, four Crimean Muslims were detained more than a year ago in the Crimea – on December 23, 2015.

The North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don has considered the case. On September 7 they announced the verdict.

According to the court decision, Ruslan Zeytullayev, a resident of Sevastopol, who was pronounced as the organizer of the “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case by the Russian authorities and sentenced to seven years of imprisonment in the standard regime penal colony. Ferat Sayfullayev, Nuri Primov and Rustem Vaitov were sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment in the correctional colony of general regime.

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.

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