The group of Crimean Tatars suspected of belonging to "Hizb ut-Tahrir" organization, banned in Russia, will remain in custody for another two months, according to media reports citing the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov.
“The detention was extended for all of them until April 12. The term of custody for the four Crimeans would have expired January 12, 2017, but the investigation has filed a motion to extend the detention,” the lawyer informs.
May 12 in Bakhchisarai, the Russian security forces conducted a series of searches in the homes of Muslims, as well as at a local cafe. As a result, four Bahchisaray residents, Zevri Abseitov, Remzi Memetov, Rustem Abeltarov and Enver Mamutov were detained and accused of terrorism and involvement in the organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir", recognized terrorist by the Russian.
The so-called "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case has become the hallmark of the FSB struggle against Muslim dissidents in Crimea. Under the pretext of suspicion of terrorism and calling their repressive actions as struggle with extremism, the Russian security forces burst into the houses, conduct illegal searches and detentions.
As of today, all the accused of involvement in the Russian-banned organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir" were subjected to a forced psychiatric examination.