The Kiev District Court of Simferopol in annexed Crimea dismissed the appeal against the arrest of Arsen Djeparov and Refat Alimov, Crimean Tatars accused of involvement into "Hizb ut-Tahrir" organization banned in the Russian Federation, according to a statement published on the Crimean Tatar Resource Center's Facebook page.
"The so-called "Crimean court" rejected appeals against the arrest of Arsen Djeparov and Refat Alimov. Both detainees will remain in custody until 18 June," reads the statement.
On April 17, 2016, Russian security forces arrested two Crimean Tatars Arsen Djeparov and Refat Alimov after searches in their homes in the village of Krasnokamenka (Big Yalta) in Crimea. The so-called "Crimean prosecutor" Natalia Poklonskaya said that young people were detained by Russian security forces on charges of alleged involvement in "Hizb ut-Tahrir" organization banned in Russia.
The accused Crimean Tatars were arrested for two months by the decision of the Kiev District Court of Simferopol.