KYIV (QHA) -

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine called on Russia to release Ferat Sayfullaev, who was illegally convicted on the far-fetched "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case, according to the statement of the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mariana Betsa on Twitter.

“Lawlessness in Russia knows no bounds. Political prisoners are an instrument of the war of the Russian Federation. We demand to release F. Sayfullaev," she wrote.

QHA reported that the Ministry of Justice of Russia denied unlawfully convicted Crimean Muslim Ferat Sayfullaev extradition to the mainland of Ukraine.

On September 7, 2016, the Rostov-on-Don court sentenced four Crimeans to imprisonment for alleged involvement in the organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is recognized as terrorist in Russia.

Reference: January 23, 2015 in the Crimea  Muslims Ruslan Zeytullaev, Rustem Vaitov, Yuri (Nuri) Primov and Ferat Sayfullaev were detained. They were accused of involvement in the organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir" banned in Russia. Since June 1, their case is being examined in the North Caucasus District Military Court, RF.

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