The occupation authorities are trying to intimidate representatives of the Crimean Tatar people and the entire population of the Crimea with the trials of Muslims, Teymur Abdullayev, the accused in the case of "Hizb ut-Tahrir" in the Russia-annexed Crimea, said at a meeting of the "trial". Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov quoted his statement on his Facebook page.
“I consider a criminal case on terrorism against me and other Muslims, the indigenous people of Crimea – the Crimean Tatars, a political act of violence and a tool of intimidation against the Crimean Tatar people, intimidation of all population of the Crimea!” Abdullayev said.
It was reported earlier that, another wave of raids was launched in Crimea on October 12. In particular, the FSB officers raided the homes of Crimean Tatars living in the settlements of Stroganovka and Kamenka of Simferopol district: Emil Dzhemadenov, Eider Saledinov, Uzeyir Abdullayev, Teymur Abdullaev and Rustem Ismailov. Following the searches all of them were taken to the FSB Directorate in Crimea. Four Crimean Tatars are charged with participation in the activities of the "Hizb ut-Tahrir" organization recognized as terrorist in Russia. Teymur Abdullayev is charged with the first part of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - the organization of the activities in such groups.