At a May 24 hearing, ‘Crimea’s Supreme Court’ dismissed an appeal against a court verdict extending detention term of Enver Mamutov and Zevri Abseitov, two Crimean Tatars charged with terrorism, wrote on her Facebook page Alexander Krylenkova, Coordinator of Crimea’s Human Rights Center NGO.
“Enver Mamutov is a father of 7, the youngest being 3 months old. After his arrest, Enver’s mother has had to earn her living alone. Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov filed a petition requesting that Mamutov not be held in a cage during the trial because that way his human dignity is debased,” Krylenkova wrote.
According to Krylenkova, the judges dismissed Emile Kurbedinov’s claim that the investigation failed to prove Enver Mamutov and Zevri Abseitov’s guilt.
Mamutov told the judges that he saw no point in interfering with the investigation, because he knew what the verdict would be like.
Zevri Abseitov’s lawyer cited favorable references the Mufti, neighbors and others gave about his client. He also denied charges that Abseitov is a member of any public organization.
“He professes traditional Islam, and he got all of his books from the mosque. Zevri sees no point in interfering with the investigation, because he knows what the verdict will be like,” wrote the human rights activist.
Despite the absurdity of the decision, the judges ordered that the two ‘suspects’ be held in detention as a preventive measure.
It was reported earlier that after a May 12 raid in Bakhchisarai police arrested four Crimean Tatars - Zevri Abseitov, Remzi Memetov, Rustem Abiltarov and Enver Mamutov.
Later on, Natalia Poklonskaya, the so-called ‘Prosecutor of Crimea’, made a statement saying that four members of the Hizb ut-Tahrir, an organization outlawed in Russia for terrorism, were arrested in Bakhchisarai on Thursday.
Mejlis Chairman Refat Chubarov does not rule out the possibility of new searches and detentions, calling on Crimean Tatars to be more careful.