In an interview with a Russia-controlled Crimean TV Channel Millet the Deputy Mufti of Muslims of Crimea Ayder Ismailov said the searches on February11-12 were made in the houses of those allegedly involved in "radical terrorist organizations."
The journalists of the pro-Kremlin TV Channel extrajudicially call the illegally detained people terrorists.
Ismailov says the detention of activists with "Hizb-ut-Tahrir" cannot be regarded as an attempt to persecute Muslims on religious grounds.
- Wahhabi organizations and "Hizb-ut-Tahrir" are on the Russia's list of terrorist organizations. Crimean Muslims saw all the laws that have been changed and thus no criminal acts should be commited ... We are very concerned about the recent searches. The law has a dual effect. If the law enforcement violates either religious or common human rights, the victims can easily contact the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Crimea, said Aider Ismailov.
At the same time, according to the press service of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Crimea and Sevastopol, the FSS raided the houses of only those Muslims who the Crimean Prosecutor’s Office suspects of involvement in "Hizb ut-Tahrir," which is prohibited in Russia. The press service urged Ukrainian politicians "not to speculate on the national and religious feelings of the Crimean Tatar people."
Previously, in an interview with Millet TV Channel, the illegally appointed Prosecutor of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya said that following the searches in the houses of the Crimean Tatars, the “Prosecutor’s Office” has opened criminal cases against four activists - "members of terrorist organizations."
- These are not Tartars, but a terrorist organization. We do not judge by nationality, said Pokloskaya as cited by Millet TV Channel.
The Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Crimea and Sevastopol, which is controlled by Russian security services, condemned the creation of a new Muftiyat on mainland Ukraine, as well as accused of atheism and issued fatwa to the leaders of the Crimean Tatar national movement, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Refat Chubarov and Lenur Islyamov.
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