Crimean journalist Taras Ibragimov on air of the radio Hayat told the details of the consideration of appeals on the cases of detained activists by the invaders in Crimea.
Ibragimov noted that when considering an appeal in the case of anarchist Yevhen Karakashev, the "court" violated the law.
“The court considered the appeal of anarchist Yevhen Karakashev to prolong the arrest. His appeal was considered separately from the appeal of lawyer Aleksei Ladin, and by law this is prohibited. That is, the appeals of both the lawyer and the defendant must be considered simultaneously. But the lawyer's appeal was considered a few days before today's meeting. And the court did not satisfy this appeal, leaving the decision of the court of first instance in force. Aleksei Ladin considers it illegal. In fact, the court twice granted the decision of the court of first instance,” he said.
According to him, arrest of Karakashev was extended for another month.
“It is interesting that the appeal was filed not for yesterday's decision, but for the previous one. So, this aggravates the situation even more, the journalist noted.
Analyzing the "judicial" session in the case of the Bakhchysarai Four, Ibragimov pointed to the fact that the Crimean "court" no longer had the authority to hear the appeal.
“"The Supreme Court" ignores the basic norms of the law, because, according to lawyers, it no longer had the authority to consider an appeal for the extension of the arrest, because the case of the "Bakhchysarai four" was transferred to the North Caucasus District Court in Rostov-on-Don, as the investigation into the case was over. This is the jurisdiction of the North Caucasus Court," the journalist said.
According to him, the defendants will remain in custody at least until May 12. In the near future, they are expected to be sent to Rostov.
Regarding the appeal hearing on the case of one of the participants of the "Glade of Protest" Fazil Ibraimov, the journalist pointed to the fact that the activist refused to participate in the trial.
“Ibraimov's term of detention ends on April 23, just a few days. Therefore, lawyers expect that in the next few days the arrest in the first instance court will be extended ... Ibraimov himself refused to communicate with the judge, since he believes that the case against him is politically motivated," he said.
Let's note, in all cases, the "court" supported the decisions of the lower courts.
Reference: in February 2018 in the house of anarchist Yevhen Karakashev, the security officials conducted a search. Later, the "court" chose for him a preventive measure in the form of detention, and then extended it. The Crimean resident is accused of "inciting hatred / enmity" and "public calls for terrorist activities or public justification of terrorism" because of the publication in the social network with a video about "Primorye Partisans", recognized in the Russian Federation as extremist. Karakashev faces up to 7 years in prison. During the occupation of the Crimea, the activist more than once participated in protests. So, in 2016 he, along with like-minded people, was going to hold a picket outside the "police" building in Yevpatoria against the arbitrariness of the security forces in the occupied Crimea. Karakashev also went to pickets in support of political prisoner Oleksandr Kolchenko.
QHA reported that on April 6 in the Crimea, the invaders held a closed trial on the contrived case of Hizb ut-Tahrir, which involves Enver Mamutov, Remzi Memetov, Rustem Abiltarov and Zevri Abseitov.
The so-called case of Hizb ut-Tahrir has become a “hallmark” of the Russian Federal Security Service struggle against dissident Muslims in the Crimea. Under the pretext of suspicions in terrorism, calling their repressive actions a fight against extremism, Russian security forces break into homes, carry out massive illegal searches and detentions.
Fazil Ibraimov was detained by law enforcers in August 2017