Hizb ut-Tahrir case:Trail held in violation of Criminal Code

As expected, the court upheld the preventive measure for the accused in the form of detention until October 11, 2016. The court ignored the defence opinion.

22 July 2016 18:03

Today's court hearing to consider the appeals against the extension of detention of the Crimean Tatars arrested in Bakhchysarai on May 12, 2016 has been held with violations of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, a lawyer Emil Kurbedinov posted on his Facebook page.

The court, as expected, did not accept the defense case, and left all the accused - Zevri Abseitov, Remzi Memetov, Rustem Abiltarov and Enver Mamutov - in prison.

“Moreover, I registered the violation of the transparency principle in the conduct of the trial. The video conference involving the accused may be held in exceptional cases, if there is a statement by a public prosecutor or the other side. A judge harshly ignored all my arguments on this subject. She rejected my petition and the petition of my colleague Enver Mamutov requesting to indicate those who announced a desire to hold a videoconference, and why, and to familiarize us with this statement, if any! The judge stopped my oral argument depriving me of the opportunity to speak! There is reason to believe that the actions of the judge of the Crimean Supreme Court are seen as an offense under Article 305 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code,” he wrote.

The lawyer will file a statement to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation to check the violation of the Criminal Code by the judge.

The audio recording was conducted during the court hearing.

It should be noted that a double metal detector inspection was carried out at the building of the so-called Supreme Court of Crimea before the hearing.

It was reported earlier that Zevri Abseitov, Remzi Memetov, Rustem Abiltarov and Enver Mamutov were detained by FSB officers after searches in their houses in Bakhchisarai on May 12.

The Kremlin-appointed Natalia Poklonskaya said that four followers of "Hizb ut-Tahrir" organization, recognized by Russia as terrorist one, were arrested on that day in Bakhchysarai. 

The detained Muslims are accused of "organizing a terrorist organization and participation in its activities" (Article 205.5. Parts 1 and 2 of the RF Criminal Code). 

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