Crimean Tatars observe fast in jail

Four Muslims suspected in "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case are held in fetid, overcrowded cells.

8 June 2016 11:32

The Crimean Tatars, taken into custody on suspicion of links with "Hizb ut-Tahrir" in the city of Simferopol, are fasting on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan despite being held in jail, the prisoners’ relatives told the Crimean Solidarity Group.

- These guys are spending this blessed month properly and with dignity though being kept in fetid overcrowded cells with poor sanitation, bitten by bugs, without adequate elyal-food ( they are served food cooked in lard). Because they know why. For Whom. Their struggle is not aimless. For the pleasure of Allah. For Eternity, said one of the activists present at a yesterday's hearing in the Kiev District Court of Simferopol.

According to Anna Bogachova, a member of the Crimean Solidarity Group, only some of the relatives were able to attend the trial.

- Almost half of the seats were taken by trainees, thus there was almost no place for relatives, she wrote on Facebook.

The Kurultai CEC Head Zair Smedlyaev said the detention period of four Crimean Tatars, Emir Useinov Kuku, Vadim Siruk, Enver Bekirov and Muslum Aliyev, has been extended until September, 8 due to the fact that "if at liberty they might abscond or put pressure on witnesses, and as for health reasons, none of them has any contraindications for being under arrest."

- In general, the final argument is the most convincing one, if you're healthy, you can, and perhaps should be in jail! Wrote Smedlyaev.

June, 7 Russia-controlled Kiev District Court in the city of Simferopol extended the arrest term of four persons involved in the "Hizb ut-Tahrir Case "- Emir Useinov Kuku, Vadim Siruk, Enver Bekirov and Muslim Aliyev, detained in February 2016.

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